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Dreams and experience in classical antiquity

Author: William V Harris
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2009. ©2009
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"From the Iliad to Aristophanes, from the gospel of Matthew to Augustine, Greek and Latin texts are constellated with descriptive images of dreams. Some are formulaic, others intensely vivid. The best ancient minds -- Plato, Aristotle, the physician Galen, and others -- struggled to understand the meaning of dreams. With Dreams and Experience in Classical Antiquity the renowned ancient historian William Harris turns  Read more...
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Harris, William V. (William Vernon).
Dreams and experience in classical antiquity.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008045081
(OCoLC)261174542
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William V Harris
ISBN: 9780674053977 0674053974
OCLC Number: 648757473
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 332 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : then and now --
From epiphany to episode : a revolution in the description of dreams --
Greek and Roman dreams that were really dreamt --
Greek and Roman opinions about the truthfulness of dreams --
Naturalistic explanations.
Responsibility: William V. Harris.
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From the Iliad to Aristophanes, from the gospel of Matthew to Augustine, Greek and Latin texts are constellated with descriptive images of dreams. This cultural history of dreams in antiquity draws  Read more...

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