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Melancholy, love, and time : boundaries of the self in ancient literature / Peter Toohey.

  • Toohey, Peter, 1951-
[2004], ©2004
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Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2004], ©2004.

Physical description

386 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-374) and index.


Sorrow without cause: periodizing melancholia and depression -- Medea's lovesickness: Eros and melancholia -- Seasickness: boredom, nausia, and the self -- Acedia: madness and the epidemiology of individuality -- The myth of suicide: volitional independence and problematized control in the first century c.e -- Time's passing: catastrophes, Trimalchio, and melancholy -- Passing time: hunting, poetry, and leisure -- The mirror stage hostius quadra and the alienated self -- Giorgio de Chirico, time, Odysseus, melancholy, and intestinal disorder / with Kathleen Toohey.


  • English

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