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  1. “Teya mania” – madness from the gods – that's what the ancient Greeks called this love. Sappho and Plato perpetuated its symptoms – confusion and pain of the soul, heart fever, loss of sleep and appetite. “Love-mania” was discovered to mankind by the Arabs with their fervent feelings and fanatical condensation of all the forces of the soul into a narrow bundle. “I am from the tribe of Ben Azra, and when we fall in love, we die” – this is how this fanatical love is imprinted in poetry. Having experienced it, the lover becomes a madman majnun, and almost literally – or even literally-lost his mind.

    A thousand years ago, at the end of the first era, this love feeling broke out like an epidemic, overwhelmed all Arabic poetry, penetrated the art of Persia, Central Asia, Georgia, and the troubadours.

    This feeling was later shared by Goethe's Werther, Kuprinsky's Zheltkov, and many heroes of dark romantic poetry. More detailed

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