poster for medical understandings of emotions in antiquityInternational Conference “Medical Understandings of Emotions in Antiquity”
University of Patras, Department of Philology, Patras, Greece
December 8-10, 2017

Friday, December 8



George Kazantzidis and Dimos Spatharas

Session I


Elizabeth Craik (St Andrews) “The Doctor’s Dilemma: Addressing Irrational Fear”
Jennifer Clarke Kosak (Bowdoin College) “Fear, Shame, and Concealment in the Hippocratic Corpus”
Chiara Thumiger (Warwick) “Shame and Shamefulness in Ancient Medicine”

Session II


Maria Michela Sassi (Pisa) “Thematizing Emotions: Between Philosophy and Medicine”
Spyridon Rangos (Patras) “Wonder and Perplexity across Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Greece”

Saturday, December 9

Session III


Teun Tieleman (Utrecht) “The Stoic Philosopher Posidonius and Greco-Roman Medical Tradition”
Fabio Stok (Rome – Tor Vergata) “Emotions, Soul, and Body in the Medicine of Cornelius Celsus”
George Kazantzidis (Patras), “Hippocratic Emotions and Distributed Cognition”

Session IV


Amber Porter (Calgary) “‘The Great Misfortune of the Physician’: Empathy and Compassion in the Writings of Aretaeus of Cappadocia”
Susan Mattern (Georgia) “The Atlas Patient: Fear and Psychosis in Galen and Ancient Greek Medicine”

Sunday, December 10

Session V


Peter Singer (Birkbeck) “What is a Pathos? Where Medicine Meets Philosophy”
David Kaufman (Univ. of Transylvania) “Galen on the Apatheia/Metriopatheia Debate”
Julia Trompeter (Utrecht) “Moderation cum Eradication: Emotions in Galen’s Moral Psychology”

Session VI


Maria Vamvouri-Ruffy (Universit√© de Lausanne) “Emotions as Symptoms of Vices and Diseases in Plutarch’s Lives”
Dimos Spatharas (U. of Crete) “Conceptualizing Emotions through Disease Metaphors”