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  • Record Number: 29403
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): O'Brien , Emily,
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  • Title: Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini's Chrysis: Prurient Pastime--or Something More? [The Chrysis by Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini is less a play than a critique of contemporary ethical ideas. The characters in the play make pronouncements about their values, but they act the opposite as lust overcomes reason. Piccolomini's critique of rational ethics is akin to the philosophical opinions of Lorenzo Valla, who taught a philosophical epicureanism far from mere hedonism. Both men thought many philosophers also acted contrary to their teachings. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: MLN: Modern Language Notes 124, 1 ( 2009): Pages 111 - 136.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Epicureanism Ethics Humanism Lust Pius II, Pope- Chrysis Prostitutes in Literature Sexuality Valla, Lorenzo, Humanist
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Simon Fraser University
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  • Year of Publication: 2009.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00267910
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