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Torquato Tasso

Torquato Tasso was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem Gerusalemme liberata, in which he depicts a imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the Siege of Jerusalem. Tasso suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned on the Capitoline Hill as the king of poets by the Pope, his work was translated and adapted, until the beginning of the 20th century, he remained one of the most read poets in Europe. Born in Sorrento, Torquato was the son of Bernardo Tasso, a nobleman of Bergamo and an epic and lyric poet of considerable fame in his day, his wife Porzia de Rossi, a noblewoman born in Naples of Tuscan origins, his father had for many years been secretary in the service of Ferrante Sanseverino, Prince of Salerno, his mother was connected with the most illustrious Neapolitan families. When, during the boy's childhood, the prince of Salerno came into collision with the Spanish government of Naples, being subsequently outlawed and deprived of his hereditary fiefs, Tasso's father shared his patron's fate.

He was proclaimed a rebel to the state, along with his son Torquato, his patrimony was sequestered. In 1552 Torquato was living with his mother and his only sister Cornelia at Naples, pursuing his education under the Jesuits, who had opened a school there; the precocity of intellect and the religious fervour of the boy attracted general admiration. At the age of eight he was famous. Soon after this date he was allowed to join his father, who lived in great poverty and unemployment in exile in Rome. News reached them in 1556 that Porzia Tasso had died and mysteriously at Naples, her husband was convinced that she had been poisoned by her brother with the object of getting control over her property. As it subsequently happened, Porzia's estate never descended to her son. Tasso's father was a poet by a professional courtier. Therefore, when an opening at the court of Urbino was offered in 1557, Bernardo Tasso gladly accepted it; the young Torquato, a handsome and brilliant lad, became the companion in sports and studies of Francesco Maria della Rovere, heir to the duke of Urbino.

At Urbino a society of cultivated men pursued the aesthetic and literary studies which were in vogue. Bernardo Tasso read cantos of his poem L'Amadigi to the duchess and her ladies, or discussed the merits of Homer and Virgil and Ariosto, with the duke's librarians and secretaries. Torquato grew up in an atmosphere of refined luxury and somewhat pedantic criticism, both of which gave a permanent tone to his character. At Venice, where his father went to superintend the printing of his own epic, these influences continued, he found himself the pet and prodigy of a distinguished literary circle but Bernardo had suffered in his own career so from dependence on his writings and the nobility, that he now determined on a lucrative profession for his son. Torquato was sent to study law at Padua. Instead of applying himself to law, the young man bestowed all his attention upon philosophy and poetry. Before the end of 1562, he had produced a twelve-canto epic poem called Rinaldo, meant to combine the regularity of the Virgilian with the attractions of the romantic epic.

In the attainment of this object, in all the minor qualities of style and handling, Rinaldo showed marked originality, although other parts seem unfinished and betray the haste in which the poem was composed. Its author was recognized as the most promising young poet of his time; the flattered father allowed the work to be printed. Before that date, the young Tasso had been a frequent visitor at the Este court in Ferrara, where in 1561 he had encountered Lucrezia Bendidio, one of Eleanora d'Este's ladies-in-waiting, fallen in love with her, she became the addressee of his first series of love sonnets, to be followed in 1563 by Laura Peperara, the next object of Tasso's affections. From 1565, Tasso's life was centered on the castle at Ferrara, the scene of many glories and cruel sufferings. After the publication of Rinaldo he had expressed his views upon the epic in some Discourses on the Art of Poetry, which committed him to a distinct theory and gained for him the additional celebrity of a philosophical critic.

The next five years seem to have been the happiest of Tasso's life, although his father's death in 1569 caused his affectionate nature profound pain. Young, accomplished in all the exercises of a well-bred gentleman, accustomed to the society of the great and learned, illustrious by his published works in verse and prose, he became the idol of the most brilliant court in Italy; the first two books of his five-hundred-odd love poems were addressed to Lucrezia Bendidio and Laura Peverara. The princesses Lucrezia and Eleonora d'Este, both unmarried, both his seniors by about ten years, took him under their protection, he was admitted to their familiarity. He owed much to the constant kindness of both sisters. In 1570 he traveled to Paris with the cardinal. Frankness of speech and a certain habitual want of tact caused a disagreement with his worldly patron, he left France next year, took service under Duke Alfonso II of Ferrara, the Cardinal's brother. The most important events in Tasso's biogr

Loco por vos

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West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is a public medical school for osteopathic medicine located in Lewisburg in the US State of West Virginia. Founded in 1974, WVSOM is one of three medical schools in West Virginia and the sole institution that grants the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. WVSOM has 778 students, focuses on primary care and rural medicine. In 2014, U. S. News & World Report ranked WVSOM program third for most graduates entering into primary care specialties and as the eleventh best rural medicine program. Purchasing a facility once used as Greenbrier Military School, the Greenbrier College of Osteopathic Medicine began as a private school with a class of 36 students in 1974. Two years in 1976, the board of governors of the school donated it to the state, which accepted establishing it as a state-funded public institution now named the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. In 1978, WVSOM graduated its first class of 33 students. Extensive renovations started in 1992 and continue into the present time, with construction just completed on a new 19,000-square-foot building that includes exam rooms and laboratory space.

WVSOM has spent more than $38 million on construction and renovation projects while increasing from one building in 1974 to 12 campus facilities across its more than 50-acre campus, all of this was accomplished while maintaining a debt free financial status. On August 15, 2016, State Senator Craig Blair proposed privatizing the institution. Blair stated that the institution was diverting money from other functions and could thrive as a private institution freed from state bureaucratic regulations. WVSOM was founded on the principles of osteopathic medicine, a branch of medicine founded by frontiersman Andrew Taylor Still in the mid-to-late 19th century; the basic premise of osteopathic medicine is that a physician's primary role is to facilitate the body's inherent ability to heal itself. While designed as an improvement on the traditional medicine of 19th century America, osteopathic medicine became a reformation within the U. S. healthcare system while remaining distinct from other forms of medicine.

In addition to a medical education, students at WVSOM learn holistic techniques and are trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, manual-based therapies used to relieve pain, restore range of motion and foster the body's own ability to heal itself. Medical school at WVSOM is a four-year program, with two years of training located at the Lewisburg-based campus and the final two years taking place off-campus during clinical rotations. WVSOM uses mannequin simulators as part of its training; the lifelike mannequin simulators breathe, defecate and are anatomically correct, allowing students to practice nearly every aspect of patient care, including checking vital signs, inserting a chest tube and performing CPR. WVSOM's current enrollment stands at 778 students, with out-of-state students composing the majority; the median age is 27, there are students from 46 states attending WVSOM. The male female ratio is equal with 369 females and 409 males. WVSOM maintains a diverse ethnic community on campus, with 161 minority students.

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