What the Ancient World Can Teach Us about Emotional Distress

In the above Mad In America podcast interview, classics professor Michael Fontaine discusses what the ancient world can teach us about the causes and cures of mental illness.

Fontaine discusses how the Ancient Greek philosophers viewed mental illness. He tells how libraries were viewed as healing sanctuaries for the soul. In addition, Fontaine compares the success of Epicurean thought to the failure of Szaszian thought. It is a very interesting discussion worth your time.

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