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The interpretation of dreams & portents in antiquity

Author: Naphtali Lewis
Publisher: Wauconda, IL : Bolchazy-Carducci, ©1996.
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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  Read more...
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Lewis, Naphtali.
Interpretation of dreams & portents in antiquity.
Wauconda, IL : Bolchazy-Carducci, ©1996
(OCoLC)609297463
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naphtali Lewis
ISBN: 0865162565 9780865162563
OCLC Number: 33819648
Notes: Originally published: Toronto : S. Stevens Hakkert, 1976. With new foreword.
Description: xi, 167 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Dreams and Their Interpretation. 1. The Egyptian Dream Book. 2. The Babylonian-Assyrian Dream Book. 3. The Classification of Dreams. 4. Agamemnon's Dream. 5. Aristotle, On Prophecy in Sleep. 6. "Hippokrates," On Regimen. 7. The Epicurean Explanation. 8. Incubation Dreams. 9. Dreams of the Serapeion Recluses. 10. Nero's Dreams. 11. The Power of Dreams. 12. Artemidoros, Interpretation of Dreams. 13. Conjuring Favorable Dreams. 14. Early Christian Interpretations. 15. A Christian Dream Book --
II. Divination, Omens and Prodigies. 16. Discerning the Future. 17. An Ancient "Ouija Board" 18. Omens and Prodigies --
III. Astrology, or The Stars and Their Influence. 19. From an Astrologer's Handbook. 20. The Fright of an Eclipse. 21. Horoscopes. 22. Plutarch, On Superstition.
Other Titles: Interpretation of dreams and portents in antiquity
Dreams & portents in antiquity
Dreams and portents in antiquity
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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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