viii Contents Document: John Jewel, Homily on the State of Matrimony , 1571 , 25 Document: Mary Tattle-Well and Joan Hit-Him-Home, The Women’s Sharp Revenge , 1640 , 30 Document: Henry Swinburne, Treatise of Spousals , 1686 , 32 Elizabethan/Jacobean Diseases, Medicines, Potions, and Poisons , 35 Document: John Securis, A Detection and Querimonie of the Daily Enormities and Abuses Committed in Physic, 1566 , 37 Document: John Gerard, Herbal: General History of Plants , 1597 , 39 Document: Samuel Pepys, The Diary of Samuel Pepys , 1664–1665 (published 1825) , 40 Role Models for the Young in Renaissance England , 46 Document: Vincentio Saviolo, His Practice, in Two Books , 1595 , 47 Document: Sir William Wentworth, Advice to His Son , 1606 , 50 Document: Elizabeth Clinton, The Countess of Lincoln’s Nursery , 1622 , 52 Suggested Readings , 56 2 Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare, ca. 1599) , 59 Synopsis of Julius Caesar , 59 Historical Background: Ancient Rome and Renaissance England: The Humanist Connection , 64 Why We Read Julius Caesar , 67 Historical Explorations of Julius Caesar , 70 Documenting Julius Caesar , 77 Julius Caesar as Seen by Renaissance Britons , 77 Document: “The Deifi cation of Caesar,” Ovid, Metamorphoses (ca. AD 8) , 78
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