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Seeing the face, seeing the soul : Polemon's Physiognomy from classical antiquity to medieval Islam

Author: Simon Swain; G R Boys-Stones
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Polemon of Laodicea's Physiognomy explains how to detect someone's character from their appearance. The original 2nd-century text has been lost, but this collection of essays presents translations of the surviving Greek, Latin, and Arabic versions together with a series of masterly studies on the Physiognomy's origins, function, and legacy. - ;Polemon of Laodicea (near modern Denizli, south-west Turkey) was a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Seeing the face, seeing the soul.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007297171
(OCoLC)70399046
Named Person: Antonius Polemo; Antonius Polemo; Marcus Antonius Polemon; Antonius Polemo
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Swain; G R Boys-Stones
ISBN: 9781429491914 1429491914 9780191569494 0191569496
OCLC Number: 170958755
Language Note: Includes excerps from the original text in Arabic, Greek, and Latin.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 699 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction / Simon Swain. pt. I. Antiquity. Physiognomy and ancient psychological theory / George Boys-Stone --
Polemon's Physiognomy / Simon Swain --
Physiognomics: art and text / Jaś Elsner. pt. II. Islam. The Islamic background to Polemon's treatise / Robert Hoyland --
The semiotic paradigm: physiognomy and medicine in Islamic culture / Antonella Ghersetti --
Polemon's Physiognomy in the Arabic tradition / Antonella Ghersetti with Simon Swain. pt. III. Texts and translations. A new edition and translation of the Leiden Polemon / Robert Hoyland --
The Istanbul Polemon (TK Recension): edition and translation of the introduction / Antonella Ghersetti --
The Physiognomy of Adamantius the Sophist / Ian Repath --
Anonymus Latinus, Book of Physiognomy / Ian Repatyh. Appendix: The Physiognomy attributed to Aristotle / Simon Swain.
Responsibility: edited by Simon Swain ; with contributions by George Boys-Stones [and others].

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Polemon of Laodicea's Physiognomy explains how to detect someone's character from their appearance. The original 2nd-century text has been lost, but this collection of essays presents translations of  Read more...

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A huge effort...has gone into this beautifully produced, collaborative project on ancient Greek physiognomy and its reception in medieval Islamic society. * M F Burnyeat, Times Literary Supplement * Read more...

 
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