ACEDIA Y DEPRESIÓN COMO CUIDADO POR LA SEPULTURA EN EL MUNDO CLÁSICO Y SUS ECOS CONTEMPORÁNEOS
This paper analyzes the concept of acedia as care for the burial of the dead in some Greek classic works from a philosophical point of view, pointing out the links between this care and the search for one’s own identity, and the existential meaning of the human person. In addition to this view, the paper focalizes on the Jewish and Christian attitude toward the burial of the dead, in the Bible as well as in the writings of Patristic authors. Finally, this paper offers some psychoanalytic references on the subject echoing the assertions of the classics and proposes the relationship between acedia and depression.
Key words: Acedia; burial; depressión; Homer, Lacan