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Omne animal post coitum triste

Dushenko K.V.


The Latin maxim «Omne animal post coitum triste» appeared at the beginning of the 15 th century, but the thought expressed in it goes back to Aristotle and his school. This idea is considered in the article as a stable topos (common place) of European culture for two and a half millennia.


sexual intercourse; Aristotle; Petronius; Lucretius; Shakespeare; A. Kinsey.

DOI: 10.31249/hoc/2019.02.14

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