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Aretaeus of Cappadocia, and his Magnificent Treatise on Satyriasis

@article{Tsoucalas2017AretaeusOC,
  title={Aretaeus of Cappadocia, and his Magnificent Treatise on Satyriasis},
  author={G. Tsoucalas},
  journal={Journal of Research on History of Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={6}
}
  • G. Tsoucalas
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Research on History of Medicine
Men’s hypersexuality was called in ancient Greece “satyriasis” (Greek: Σατυρίαση). Satyrs, were depicted in ancient Greek mythology as half men and half goats, given to lecherous revelry in their dedication towards the exaggerated appetites, being lower class deities who accompanied Dionysus. Aretaeus of Cappadocia, gave a masterful description of the disease, supporting the Hippocratic doctrine of the four humours, and considering the excess of the blood inside the big arteries of the kidneys… Expand

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