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Divination and portents in the Roman world

Author: Robin Lorsch Wildfang; Jacob Isager; Syddansk universitet. Department of Greek and Roman Studies.
Publisher: Odense : Odense University Press, ©2000.
Series: Odense University classical studies, v. 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The articles in this book illustrate how the various Roman divinatory techniques were inter-woven into the structures of ancient society as well as how they were used in literary contexts. The intriguing question of the alleged doublethink among Roman intellectuals in their attitude to Divination is another important theme taken up in Divination & Portents in the Roman World."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Divination and portents in the Roman world.
Odense : Odense University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606310119
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Lorsch Wildfang; Jacob Isager; Syddansk universitet. Department of Greek and Roman Studies.
ISBN: 8778384621 9788778384621
OCLC Number: 52520691
Notes: Revised papers from a colloquium held at the Dept. of Greek and Roman Studies, Odense University, May 1998.
Description: 79 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Cicero's stand on prodigies : a non-existent dilemma? / Susanne William Rasmussen --
Omens in Tacitus' Histories I-III / M. Gwyn Morgan --
The propaganda of omens : six dreams involving Augustus / Robin Lorsch Wildfang --
"The truth without nonsense" : remarks on Artemidorus' Interpretation of dreams / Hanne Lavér Hansen --
Gulgura et Fulmina : or, What it portends when the family tomb is struck by a fulmen quod decussit / Robin Lorsch Wildfang.
Series Title: Odense University classical studies, v. 21.
Other Titles: Divination & portents in the Roman world
Responsibility: edited by Robin Lorsch Wildfang and Jacob Isager.

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"The articles in this book illustrate how the various Roman divinatory techniques were inter-woven into the structures of ancient society as well as how they were used in literary contexts. The intriguing question of the alleged doublethink among Roman intellectuals in their attitude to Divination is another important theme taken up in Divination & Portents in the Roman World."--Jacket.

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