Worlds Full of Signs: Ancient Greek Divination in Context

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Worlds Full of Signs: Ancient Greek Divination in Context
Authors: Kim Beerden
Year: 2013
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9789004252394
ISBN 10: 9004252398
Categorie: Religion
Pages: 261
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Worlds Full of Signs: Ancient Greek Divination in Context Kim Beerden
Worlds Full of Signs compares Greek divination to divinatory practices in Neo-Assyrian Mesopotamia and Republican Rome. It argues that the character of Greek divination differed fundamentally from that of the two comparanda. Ample attention is given to background and method at first. Subsequent chapters discuss the divinatory elements – sign, homo divinans, and text, relating divination to time and uncertainty. This book brings together sources originating from various times and places, questioning these to consider both generalities of ancient divination and specifics of Greek divination. Greek divination was inherently flexible on many levels: these findings should be connected to Greek views on time and the future as well as the relatively low level of divinatory institutionalization. Categories:
Religion
History – World History
Year:
2013
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers
Language:
english
Pages:
261
ISBN 10:
9004252398
ISBN 13:
9789004252394
Series:
Religions in the Graeco-Roman World 176
File:
64 MB

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