Core Vocab: phrēn, phrenes

This month's Core Vocab word is phrēn, plural phrenes, which is given the definition 'physical localization of the thūmos'—the seat of thinking and emotion, or the midriff. Read on to find Achilles with his lyre, consultations with the seer Teiresias, derangement, and a death scene. Then join me in the forum to share further examples and explore how the term is used in the ancient Greek texts. Read more