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.|
|Publisher||Vita e Pensiero|
|Number of pages||263|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- Seneca, ira, mania, melancolia, tragedie, filosofia