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Stoic Psychotherapy in the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Petrarch’s De Remediis

  • Letizia A. Panizza
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Abstract

This chapter examines Petrarch’s reading and re interpretation of Stoic consolation in terms of meditative and therapeutic self-analysis.

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Emotional Disturbance Subjective Impression Italian Translation Loeb Classical Library Church Father 
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© Catherine E. Léglu and Stephen J. Milner 2008

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