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American Philosophical Society
Gabriele Zerbi, Gerontocomia: On the Care of the Aged, & Maximianus, Elegies on Old Age and Love (Memoir 182)
Gabriele Zerbi and Maximianus
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Gabriele Zerbi (1445-1505), born in Verona of an old patrician family, was a remarkable medical man & anatomists of his time. He probably studied at the University at Padua, where he began to teach medicine in 1467, having obtained the doctorate at the age of 22. He then taught medicine & logic at the University of Bologna, lived & worked in Rome, & finally returned to Padua. Maximianus the Etruscan, as he calls himself, lived in Rome in the age of Justinian, the 6th century. Only a few biographical facts about him can be gleaned from his 6 poems. Chapters: Introduction to Zerbi & His Works; text of The “Gerontocomia”: On the Care of the Aged; Intro. to Maximianus’s Elegies on Old Age & Love; & The Elegies. Bibliography.
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