Anna Katharina Schaffner

in Exhaustion

Published by Columbia University Press

Published in print June 2016 | ISBN: 9780231172301
Published online January 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780231538855 | DOI:

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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

Chapter.  5750 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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