Étiqueté : physiognomonie

Journées d’étude : « The body as a Mirror of the Soul: Physiognomy from Antiquity to the Renaissance », Louvain, 9-10 novembre 2016

This workshop will concentrate on physiognomical thought and texts – i.e. the discipline that assesses a person’s character or personality from his or her outer appearance – in a diachronic perspective. It will focus on texts from Antiquity up to the seventeenth century, which were written in different languages (Greek, Arabic, Latin, and the vernacular). Special attention will be paid to the pseudo-Aristotelian Physiognomonica and its reception, which played a central role in this tradition,...