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Dreams and dreaming in the Roman Empire : cultural memory and imagination

Author: Juliette Harrisson
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2013.
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The history and literature of the Roman Empire is full of reports of dream prophecies, dream ghosts and dream gods. This volume offers a fresh approach to the study of ancient dreams by asking not what the ancients dreamed or how they experienced dreaming, but why the Romans considered dreams to be important and worthy of recording. Dream reports from historical and imaginative literature from the high point of the  Read more...
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Harrisson, Juliette.
Dreams and dreaming in the Roman Empire.
London : Continuum, 2013
(OCoLC)827267883
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juliette Harrisson
ISBN: 9781441136008 1441136002
OCLC Number: 851078312
Description: 1 online resource (309 pages)
Contents: FC; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The Nature of Dreams and Dream Reports; 2 Dream Reports in Historical Literature; 3 Dream Reports in Imaginative Literature; 4 How to Deal with Dreams; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Categories of Dream Reports and Catalogue; Appendix 2: Tables; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Juliette Harrisson.

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An investigation into dream reports in the history and literature of early Roman culture.</p>  Read more...

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