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Origins, creation texts from the ancient Mediterranean : a chrestomathy

Author: Harris Lenowitz; Charles Doria
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : AMS Press, 1976.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Origins, creation texts from the ancient Mediterranean.
New York, N.Y. : AMS Press, 1976
(OCoLC)988110977
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harris Lenowitz; Charles Doria
ISBN: 0404148492 9780404148492
OCLC Number: 16738556
Description: xxiv, 356 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Creation through word: From the Shabaka Stone ; From the Pyramid texts ; From GOD/gods ; From the Hidden sacred book of Moses called "Eighth" or "Holy" ; From the Poimander of Hermes Trismegistos ; Priesly Genesis ; "Wisdom" from Ecclesiasticus ; The seven days of Genesis from the Secrets of Enoch ; Two stories from Ezra the Apocalyptist ; The Sefer yetzira --
pt. 2. Elemental creation: 1. Rising: A ritual for the purification of a temple. From the papyrus Bremner-Rhind. From the Egyptian Book of the dead. Fragments from Mousaios. The orphic cosmogony according to Eudemos. The orphic cosmogony according Athenagoras. From Pherecydes of Syros, The seven nooks. From the Sacred stories of Onomacritos . From Appolonius of Rhodes, The argonautica. From the Orphic argonotica ; 2. Falling: From Aristophanes, The birds. Hyginus, Fable 197. Three Midrashim from the Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer. From the Fifth elegy of Maximian ; 3. Dividing : autonomic and aliyan texts: A. Autonomic texts: Damascius, the Egyptian cosmology. An incantation against toothache. Damascius, the Babylonian cosmogony. Sanchuniathon, the Phoenician history. Alcman 5 fragment 2 ii, column ii. From the Homeric allegories of Heraclitos the Grammarian. Damascius, the Iranin cosmogony. From the 36th Discourse of Dio Chrysostom. Yahvist Genesis. The Phoenician cosmogony according to Mochos. Theogony from Sidon. Euripides, fragment 57 of the Hypsipylé. The cosmic outline of Acusilaus. Fragments from Epimenides, the Birth of the gods or Oracles. Euripides, fragment 6 of the Melanippé. Justin, Baruch ; Aliyan texts: Enuma eliš. Berosos, from the Babylonian history. Abydenos, two fragments from the Chaldean history. The descent of the gods. The song of Ulikummi. Illuyanka. From Hesiod, Theogony (Zeus and Typhoon). From Apollodorus, the Library (Zeus and Typhon). From Oppian, Halieutica. The battle between Yam and Baal. The battle between Mot and Baal. The battle between Anat and the forces of Mot. The battle between Anat and Mot. The building of Baal's palace. YHVH's battle with the serpent. The Phoenician orphic theogony according to Hieronymos and Hellanikos. Empedocles, from Nature. Hymn to Phanes with proem from the Orphic argonautica. From Hesiod, Theogony (the vision). From Apollodorus, the Library (Genealogical catalog). The Sethian creation story. The Naasene cosmology. From Ovid, Metamorphoses. From Ovid, Fasti. From Vergil, Eclogue #6.
Responsibility: co-edited and translated, with an introduction and notes, by Harris Lenowitz & Charles Doria ; with/and a pre-face by Jerome Rothenberg.

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