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DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/65cd-5r71

Abstract

In Bernat Metge’s The Dream, the mythological seer Tiresias, shaped from different classical and medieval sources, advises the character of Bernat against his excessive commitment to women acting as a soul healer and backed by his personal experience. This note proposes an iconographic clue to the image of Metge’s new Tiresias in the figura of Aesculapius, the ancient god of medicine, as described in Ovid’s Metamorfoses.

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