The vocabulary of madness from Homer to Hippocrates. Part 1: the verbal group of mualphaiotanuomicronmualphaiota.

@article{PerdicoyianniPalologou2009TheVO,
  title={The vocabulary of madness from Homer to Hippocrates. Part 1: the verbal group of mualphaiotanuomicronmualphaiota.},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Perdicoyianni-Pal{\'e}ologou},
  journal={History of psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 79 Pt 3},
  pages={311-39}
}
In Part 1 of this two-part paper, I examine the evolution of the concept of madness expressed by the various forms--verbal and nominal, simple and compound--of the verbal group of mualphaiotanuomicronmualphaiota in the archaic and classical periods. I point out how the divine madness is contrasted to pathological madness considered as a psychic and mental disease and foreseeable by doctors as well as curable by medications. This new procedure highlights rational knowledge of the Greeks about… CONTINUE READING

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