Excess and the mean in early modern English literature / Joshua Scodel.
This book examines how English writers from the Elizabethan period to the Restoration transformed and contested the ancient ideal of the virtuous mean. As early modern authors learned at grammar school and university, Aristotle and other classical thinkers praised "golden means" balanced b...
Princeton, N.J. :
Princeton University Press,
|Series:||Literature in history (Princeton, N.J.)