Rufus of Ephesus' treatise On Melancholy represents perhaps the most influential medical monograph from the late first century AD, since his notion of melancholy links two diverse aspects: black bile as a cause for madness and depression and as a sign of intellectual genius. Rufus combines concepts of melancholy developed in the Aristotelian philosophy with concepts of famous physicians such as Hippocrates and Diocles. His ideas strongly influenced subsequent generations of physicians, and especially Galen, and dominated ...

On Melancholy 2008, Mohr Siebeck, Tuebingen

ISBN-13: 9783161497605

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On Melancholy 2008, Mohr Siebeck, Tuebingen

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