Ancient Emotions II Conference University of Patras, December 8-10, 2017



14:00 – 15:00: Registration -Refreshments

15:00 – 15:10: Welcome speech

Introduction: 15:10-15:30

George Kazantzidis and Dimos Spatharas

Session I: 15:30-17:15

Elizabeth Craik (U. of St Andrews) «The Doctor’s Dilemma: Addressing Irrational Fear»


Jennifer Clarke Kosak (Bowdoin College) «Fear, Shame, and Concealment in the Hippocratic Corpus»

    Chiara Thumiger (U. of Warwick) «Shame and Shamefulness in Ancient Medicine»

Coffee break

Session II 17:35-18:45

Maria Michela Sassi (U. of Pisa) «Thematizing Emotions: Between Philosophy and Medicine»

Spyridon Rangos (U. of Patras) «Wonder and Perplexity across Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Greece»



Session III 10:oo-11:10

Teun Tieleman (Utrecht U.) «The Stoic Philosopher Posidonius and Greco-Roman    Medical Tradition»

Margaret Graver (Dartmouth) «Flat Affect»

Coffee break


Session IV 11:40-12.50

Fabio Stok (University of Rome Tor Vergata) «Emotions, Soul, and Body in the Medicine of Cornelius Celsus»

George Kazantzidis, «Anti-humoralism and Emotions in 1st century AD Medicine»


Session V 15:00-16.10

Amber Porter (U. of Calgary, Canada) «‘The Great Misfortune of the Physician’: Empathy and Compassion in the Writings of Aretaeus of Cappadocia»

Susan Mattern (U. of Georgia) «The Atlas Patient: Fear and Psychosis in Galen and Ancient Greek Medicine»


Session VI 16:40-17:50

Daniel King (U. of Exeter) «Am I Going to Make It Doctor? Hope and Despair in Imperial Greek Medicine»

Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (Corpus Christi, U. of Oxford) «Mind, Body Parts, and the Experience of Illness in Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi and Votive Dedications»



Session VII 10:00-11:45

Peter Singer (Birkbeck, University of London) «What is a Pathos? Where Medicine Meets Philosophy»

    David Kaufman (Transylvania U.) «Galen on the Apatheia/Metriopatheia Debate»

Julia Trompeter (Utrecht U.) «Moderation cum Eradication: Emotions in Galen’s Moral Psychology»

     Coffee break

Session VIII 12:15-13:25

Maria Vamvouri-Ruffy (Université de Lausanne) «Emotions as Symptoms of Vices and Diseases in Plutarch’s Lives«

Dimos Spatharas (U. of Crete) «Conceptualizing Emotions through Disease Metaphors»

Conclusions 13.25-13.40

Conference venue: Library and information centre, University of Patras