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THUMIGER Chiara et SINGER Peter N. (ed.), Mental Illness in Ancient Medicine. From Celsus to Paul of Aegina


Collection : Studies in Ancient Medicine (Volume 50)

Editeur : Brill

Date : Janvier 2018

Nombre de pages : 480.


Présentation de l'éditeur :

In Mental Illness in Ancient Medicine: From Celsus to Paul of Aegina a detailed account is given, by a range of experts in the field, of the development of different conceptualizations of the mind and its pathology by medical authors from the beginning of the imperial period to the seventh century CE.

New analysis is offered, both of the dominant texts of Galen and of such important but neglected figures as Rufus, Archigenes, Athenaeus of Attalia, Aretaeus, Caelius Aurelianus and the Byzantine ‘compilers’. The work of these authors is considered both in its medical-historical context and in relation to philosophical and theological debates – on ethics and on the nature of the soul – with which they interacted.

Sommaire :

- THUMIGER Chiara et SINGER Peter N., "Introduction. Disease Classification and Mental Illness: Ancient and Modern Perspectives", p.1-32

- KAZANTZIDIS George, "Between Insanity and Wisdom: Perceptions of Melancholy in the Ps.-Hippocratic Letters 10–17", p.33-78

- METZGER Nadine, "“Not a Daimōn, but a Severe Illness”: Oribasius, Posidonius and Later Ancient Perspectives on Superhuman Agents Causing Disease", p.79-106

- COUGHLIN Sean, "Athenaeus of Attalia on the Psychological Causes of Bodily Health", p.107-142

- LEWIS Orly, "Archigenes of Apamea’s Treatment of Mental Diseases", p.143-175

- LETTS Melinda, "Mental Perceptions and Pathology in the Work of Rufus of Ephesus", p.176-197

- DEVINANT Julien, "Mental Disorders and Psychological Suffering in Galen’s Cases", p.198-221

- JULIÃO Ricardo, "Galen on Memory, Forgetting and Memory Loss", p.222-244

- THUMIGER Chiara, "Stomachikon, Hydrophobia and Other Eating Disturbances: Volition and Taste in Late-Antique Medical Discussions", p.245-268

- THUMIGER Chiara, "“A Most Acute, Disgusting and Indecent Disease”: Satyriasis and Sexual Disorders in Ancient Medicine", p.269-284

- URSO Anna Maria, "Mental Derangement in Methodist Nosography: What Caelius Aurelianus Had to Say", p.285-314

- GÄBEL Ricarda, "Mental Illnesses in the Medical Compilations of Late Antiquity: The Case of Aëtius of Amida", p.315-340

- AHONEN Marke, "Making the Distinction: The Stoic View of Mental Illness", p.341-364

- GILL Christopher, "Philosophical Psychological Therapy: Did It Have Any Impact on Medical Practice?", p.365-380

- SINGER Peter N., "Galen’s Pathological Soul: Diagnosis and Therapy in Ethical and Medical Texts and Contexts", p.381-420



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