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Erasístrato diagnosticando el “mal de amor” que Antíoco sufría por Estratonice

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Me remitió a una obra de teatro que vi basada en La melancolía erótica.
Siempre interesantísimos aportes a la cultura .Saludos.

La Medicina en el Arte

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Más que por sus investigaciones anatómicas y fisiológicas sobre el sistema nervioso, el corazón y la circulación de la sangre o el aparato digestivo, el médico griego Erasístrato ha pasado a la historia a través del arte por un curioso suceso del que fue protagonista. Ocurrió cuando Erasístrato, eminente figura de la Escuela de Alejandría, ejercía como médico personal de Seleuco I Nicátor, uno de los generales de Alejandro Magno que se repartieron su imperio, tras la muerte de éste, reinando sobre Babilonia y Siria. Plutarco nos narra lo sucedido, con todos los detalles, luego lo mencionan Apiano, Luciano de Samósata y Plinio, y hasta el mismo Galeno escribió sobre ello…

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Erasístrato, Antíoco y Estratonice: o cómo un médico del siglo III a.C. diagnosticó y trató el “mal de amor” del…

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El libro negro de los colores

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“Eleonora” — Edgar Allan Poe

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“Eleonora” by Edgar Allan Poe

I AM come of a race noted for vigor of fancy and ardor of passion. Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence—whether much that is glorious—whether all that is profound—does not spring from disease of thought—from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect. They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their gray visions they obtain glimpses of eternity, and thrill, in awakening, to find that they have been upon the verge of the great secret. In snatches, they learn something of the wisdom which is of good, and more of the mere knowledge which is of evil. They penetrate, however, rudderless or compassless into the vast ocean of the “light ineffable,” and again, like the…

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Caught in the Act (of Reading): Edwin Turner, Master Book Thief

Hola! ,recientemente me uní a esta red , estoy descubriendo blogs afines ,también soy una vorz lectora.saludos.Mi blog está en bLogger y en mi perfil encontrará los enlaces a mis sitios. Saludos!

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Book lovers, lock your libraries: a voracious reader is among us. We recently chatted with Edwin Turner, the mastermind behind Biblioklept, a popular literary blog dedicated to books, art, and the ways in which the two shape our world. Join us for a conversation with Ed about blogging, literature, and finding a sense of community through the solitary act of writing.

Why did you start Biblioklept?

In September of 2006 two friends suggested I start a blog. I thought the idea of blogging was kind of silly, but I started Biblioklept as a WordPress.com blog after doing some basic research into the various platforms out there. Then I started writing. And then I became addicted.

How did you come up with the intriguing name?

I think it was just there, waiting for me. Like a lot of people who read, I keep lists of words — I mean…

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