Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Sysphus

  • “…One must imagine Sisyphus happy”

    Katerina DimaPreveza, Greece   “Sysphus, carrying the weight of his agony, forever.” Sisyphus, 1548, TitanMuseo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Ancient Greek mythology teems with stories of morality, despair, and the philosophy of the absurd. No story, however, had a greater impact on this young, impressionable medical student than the story of Sisyphus. Sisyphus was a…