Krystal Marlier

ROOTS associate member (PhD candidate)

Leibnizstraße 8

I am a doctoral researcher on Chiara Thumiger’s DFG funded project ‘Mental Health in Late Antique Medicine: Caelius Aurelianus on Mental Disorders’. We focus on the development of medical ideas regarding mental health in Caelius’ monumental nosological work: On Acute Diseases and On Chronic Diseases. We aim to examine his stance on the nature of mental and bodily health by highlighting his rich accounts of the nosology, causation, and therapeutics of diseases. Additionally, I am preparing my dissertation that will investigate how psychopathology and emotions are framed by Caelius.

Keywords: Caelius Aurelianus, ancient medicine, late antiquity, North Africa, mental health, history of psychology and psychiatry


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