Table of Contents

Sorrow without cause: periodizing melancholia and depression.
Medea's lovesickness: Eros and melancholia.
Seasickness: boredom, nausia, and the self.
Acedia: madness and the epidemiology of individuality.
The myth of suicide: volitional independence and problematized control in the first century c.e.
Time's passing: catastrophes, Trimalchio, and melancholy.
Passing time: hunting, poetry, and leisure.
The mirror stage hostius quadra and the alienated self.
Giorgio de Chirico, time, Odysseus, melancholy, and intestinal disorder / with Kathleen Toohey.