Translator: Not Translated

Philostratus-From The ‘Heroicus’-An Evocation Of The Homeric Hero Achilles

‘The Psychostasia, or weighing of the souls, of Achilles and Memnon’, by Johann Heinrich Füssli (1741–1825). Grey, brown and pink washes over pencil. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of HYGEIA is an excerpt from Lucius Flavius Philostratus’...

Continue reading

Hans Blumenberg-Myth Allows Man To Live, By Depleting Superior Power

Bas-relief on marble plate, 2nd or 3rd century AD, from the excavations of the Moreria de Sagunto site. from the collections of the Historical Museum of Sagunto (MUHSAG) in the province of Valencia, Spain. Picture by Joan Banjo. * Today’s in our sharing...

Continue reading

Hans Blumenberg-Introduction To ‘Paradigm For A Metaphorology’

Hans Blumenberg. Picture © The Hans Blumenberg Foundation. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of HYGEIA is an introduction to Hans Blumenberg, ‘the invisible philosopher of Münster’, who penned the famous words: “the absolutism of reality.”...

Continue reading

Pseudo Aristotle-‘De Mundo’-Echoes Of Plato’s ‘Law’ IV-‘As Old Tradition Tells’

Gustav Adolph Spangenberg, Die Schule des Aristoteles, Fresko 1883-1888. Halle (Sachsen-Anhalt), Hauptgebäude der Universität, Treppenhaus. Aus dem Zyklus “Die Vier Fakultäten”. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of HYGEIA is an short...

Continue reading

Damascius- Gleans From The ‘Commentaries Upon Plato’s ‘Phaedo”-GAIA, The Mother Goddess

School of Jan Brueghel the Younger and School of Hendrik van Balen – Earth, One of the four Elements. Picture for Sotheby’s 2004 Old Master’s Paintings catalog, lot 108. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of HYGEIA are chosen...

Continue reading

Andre-Jean Voelke-Commentary Upon Marcus Aurelius’ ‘Health Of The World & Health Of The Individual’

Zeus with Cornucopia. This Cthonic aspect of Zeus holds in his left hand the Cornucopia around which ascends the Agathodaimon Dragon (Drakontas), while with his right hand offers a libation (sponde) with a Patera (phiale). Ceramic. Source: @allsoulst * Today’s...

Continue reading

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus-Health Of The World & Health of the individual

‘Marcus Aurelius distributing bread to the People’ 1765, by Joseph-Marie Vien, in Musée de Picardie, Amiens. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of HYGEIA is an excerpt from Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus’ ‘Thoughts’...

Continue reading

Martha Nussbaum- Gleans from ‘The Therapy of Desire’: Philosophers As Compassionate Physicians

Martha Craven Nussbaum is an American philosopher and the current Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, where she is jointly appointed in the law school and the philosophy department. She has a particular...

Continue reading

Simplicius of Cilicia On Epictetus’ Stoicism: Medicine Of The Body & Medicine Of The Soul

‘Job’, Jules Bastien Lepage, 1876.Huile sur toile. Musee des Beaux Arts de Nancy. Picture by Amber Tree @ Flickr. * Today’s sharing from the Blue House of HYGEIA is an extract from Simplicius of Cilicia’s ‘Commentaries upon...

Continue reading

Gleans from Geoffrey Lloyd and Nathan Sivin’s ‘The Way and the Word’-What Is Ancient Science?

The Flammarion engraving is a wood engraving by an unknown artist that first appeared in Camille Flammarion’s L’atmosphère: météorologie populaire (1888). The image depicts a man crawling under the edge of the sky, depicted as if it were a solid...

Continue reading

all rights reserved Hygeia Turkey 2020