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Poseidonius
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(Ποσειδώνιος/Poseidṓnios).

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[1] Doctor, end of the 4th cent. BC

Doctor at the end of the 4th cent. BC, who wrote about mental illnesses and about ephiáltēs, a feeling of suffocation (cf. demons V. C.; Aet. 6,12). P. was taken by Philostorgius (Historia Ecclesiastica 8,10) to be the source for the assertion that insanity is not the result of demonic afflict…

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Nutton, Vivian (London), Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne), Inwood, Brad (Toronto) and Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari), “Poseidonius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1006160>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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