Ancient Science And Dreams

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In Ancient Science and Dreams, M. Andrew Holowchak analyzes the ancient notion of science of dreams throughout Greco-Roman antiquity, from the Classical Greece in the fifth century B.C. to the Roman Republic in the fourth century A.D. Holowchak investigates psycho-physiological accounts, interpretation of prophetic dreams, and the use of dreams in secular and non-secular medicine. Culling from some of the fullest and most important accounts of dreams and ordering the presentation in each section chronologically, ...
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Overview

In Ancient Science and Dreams, M. Andrew Holowchak analyzes the ancient notion of science of dreams throughout Greco-Roman antiquity, from the Classical Greece in the fifth century B.C. to the Roman Republic in the fourth century A.D. Holowchak investigates psycho-physiological accounts, interpretation of prophetic dreams, and the use of dreams in secular and non-secular medicine. Culling from some of the fullest and most important accounts of dreams and ordering the presentation in each section chronologically, the author analyzes the extent to which empirical and non-empirical factors guided ancient accounts in Greco-Roman antiquity.
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Bryn Mawr Classical Review
It provides a quite detailed introduction to the more important dream texts. . .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761821571
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 0.48 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

M. Andrew Holowchak is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Ohio University.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 List of Abbreviations for Greek and Latin Works Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Acknowledgements Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 Naturalistic Oneirology: Chapter 7 Introduction Chapter 8 Teleological Naturalism in Plato's Timaeus Chapter 9 Aristotle's Oneirological Materialism Chapter 10 Lucretius' Ivory-White "Images" of Night Chapter 11 Oneirocriticism: Chapter 12 Introduction Chapter 13 Stoic Oneiromancy in Cicero's de Divinatione Chapter 14 Artemidorus' Onirocritica Chapter 15 Synesius' Mantic Science in On Dreams Chapter 16 Oneirology and Ancient Medicine: Chapter 17 Introduction Chapter 18 Diagnostic Dreams in Hippocratic Medicine Chapter 19 Dreams in Early Roman Secular Medicine Chapter 20 Healing Dreams in Religious Incubation Chapter 21 Appendix A: Key Figures/Works in Greco-Roman Oneirology Chapter 22 Appendix B: Galen's On Diagnosis from Dreams Chapter 23 Appendix C: Secular Medicine and Religious Incubation Chapter 24 Bibliography Chapter 25 Index
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