What is this feeling? John Cassian, a monk and theologian wrote in the early 5th century about an ancient Greek emotion called acedia. A mind “seized” by this emotion is “horrified at where ...
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Here are a few of our favourites. Acedia was a very specific emotion experienced by very specific men in the Middle Ages: monks living in monasteries. This emotion would often be brought on by a ...
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In fact, tedium—or what he more commonly terms “acedia”—motivated Petrarch as much as passion. The outer restlessness of his migratory life found its analogue in an inner turbulence which allowed him ...
This unnerving state has much in common with depression, but there's a difference, as Norris is keen to point out: Depression, she believes, is a medical condition, treatable with therapy and drugs; ...
They’re already old news. Which is why I was struck last week by an article a friend shared about a word I had never heard: acedia. It means a lack of care stemming from dejection ...
The preoccupation with exhaustion goes all the way back to Greek antiquity. In the Greek golden age of the 5th to the 3rd centuries BC, most doctors believed that our health was governed by a ...
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The label has been around since 2001 and has released 17 records from bands like Transistor Transistor, The Saddest Landscape, Acedia, 1956 and Party of Helicopters.
In the termsmelancholiaanddepressionand their cognates, we have well over two millennia of the Western world's ways of referring to a goodly number of different ...
Yesterday, Susan Greene sent you a note about the feeling of acedia during this season of pandemic, protest and election. The word describes a feeling of melancholy, born in this case of isolation ...