Interpretation/Dreams & Portents (PB)

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Mankind's awesome fascination with dreams and the occult is ageless. Between the covers of The Interpretation of Dreams and Portents in Antiquity readers will find many of the earliest examples of this fascination. Collected for the first time are some of the basic works used by ancient seers. Here, in their own words, are their interpretations of dreams, unraveling of signs, and their views on the significance of many kinds of unusual occurrences.
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Overview

Mankind's awesome fascination with dreams and the occult is ageless. Between the covers of The Interpretation of Dreams and Portents in Antiquity readers will find many of the earliest examples of this fascination. Collected for the first time are some of the basic works used by ancient seers. Here, in their own words, are their interpretations of dreams, unraveling of signs, and their views on the significance of many kinds of unusual occurrences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865162563
  • Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
I Dreams and Their Interpretation 3
1 The Egyptian Dream Book 7
2 The Babylonian-Assyrian Dream Book 16
3 The Classification of Dreams 19
4 Agamemnon's Dream 23
5 Aristotle, On Prophecy in Sleep 24
6 "Hippokrates," On Regimen 26
7 The Epicurean Explanation 32
8 Incubation Dreams 35
9 Dreams of the Serapeion Recluses 47
10 Nero's Dreams 52
11 The Power of Dreams 53
12 Artemidoros, Interpretation of Dreams 53
13 Conjuring Favorable Dreams 75
14 Early Christian Interpretations 76
15 A Christian Dream Book 87
II Divination, Omens and Prodigies 97
16 Discerning the Future 99
17 An Ancient "Ouija Board" 114
18 Omens and Prodigies 114
III Astrology, or The Stars and Their Influence 137
19 From an Astrologer's Handbook 139
20 The Fright of an Eclipse 150
21 Horoscopes 150
Epilogue 155
22 Plutarch, On Superstition 157
Notes 161
Index 165
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