New book by Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer

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Persius by Shadi BartschShadi Bartsch-Zimmer has written a new book, Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in March 2015.

"You are what you read-so choose carefully, since the wrong kind of food for thought can cause serious mental indigestion. What may seem a mixture of metaphors was plain wisdom to the Stoic satirist Persius, and in this delightful and penetrating analysis of his alimentary, medicinal, and sexual metaphors, Bartsch shows how Persius sought to give his readers a healthier diet. Along the way, she surveys a wealth of classical texts on poisons, remedies, and the body generally. Her book is just what the doctor ordered." —David Konstan, New York University