Philosophia medica e medicina rhetorica in Seneca. La scuola pneumatica, l'ira, la melancolia.

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Philosophia medica and rhetoric medicine in Seneca. The pneumatic school, anger, melancholia.

Giuseppe Bocchi

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Abstract

A new light can be thrown on Seneca's tragedies through the knowledge of the main features of Stoic Pneumatic Medical School. From its doctrines, Seneca borrowed the idea of mind-body interaction, along with the descriptions of the psycho-somatic diseases called mania and melancholia. All this features were transferred to the characters of Seneca's tragedies, whose furor is an actual sickness.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Philosophia medica and rhetoric medicine in Seneca. The pneumatic school, anger, melancholia.
Original languageItalian
PublisherVita e Pensiero
Number of pages263
ISBN (Print)978883432062
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Seneca, ira, mania, melancolia, tragedie, filosofia

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