Humors and love: amor hereos

Love illness is currently understood like a venereal disease, but this is not its traditional meaning, which is was on the other hand well known from Galen to Renaissance and more, till the theory of four humors was rejected, and it was called amor hereos.

Amor hereos or love sickness is the idea that one cannot live without the Beloved one, and this leads him/her to consumption, folly and eventually death.

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