Feb 17, 2018
This week, we interview Professor Michael Fontaine. Michael is Professor of Classics and Associate Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education at Cornell University in New York. He regularly consults on Latin for museums, institutions, dealers, and collectors, having exposed forgery in Renaissance and Dutch Golden Age paintings. In 2016 he received the Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties.
In the episode we discuss:
On Being Sane in an Insane Place—The Rosenhan Experiment in the Laboratory of Plautus’ Epidamnus
On Religious and Psychiatric Atheism: The Success of Epicurus, the Failure of Thomas Szasz
Mental Disorders in the Classical World (A Review)
Schizophrenia in the Golden Ass
What Do the DSM, Elvis Presley, and Dionysus Have in Common?
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