PERTURBACIONES MENTALES EN LOS POEMAS HOMÉRICOS Y EN LAS TRAGEDÍAS DE SÓFOCLES Y EURÍPIDES

  • Luz Conti Jiménez

Resumen

The analysis of the Homeric poems and of some of Euripides' tragedies offers a clear image of the concept of madness in Ancient Greece. In spite of differences due to the time lapse involved and the different characteristics of epic and tragedy these works offer a literary image of the madman which seems to have been maintained without major changes throughout the centuries, and which agrees to a high degree with the one shown in the medical treaties of the corpus hippocraticum.

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Luz Conti Jiménez
Dpto. De Filología Clásica Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
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