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Anna Katharina Schaffner

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172301

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.001.0001

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Humors

Humors

Chapter:
(p.15) 1 Humors
Source:
Exhaustion
Author(s):

Anna Katharina Schaffner

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0002

Exhaustion in classical antiquity, with a focus on how it was theorized by physicians in the context of melancholia and humor theory. Covers Galen's ideas on the physical origins of melancholia, as well as Apollonius of Rhodes' 'Argonautica'. Also discusses more general mind-body theories, including recent psychosomatic research by Darian Leader and David Corfield.

Keywords:   Exhaustion, classical antiquity, melancholia, humor theory, Galen, Apollonius of Rhodes

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