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The Resource Dreams and experience in classical antiquity, William V. Harris

Dreams and experience in classical antiquity, William V. Harris

Label
Dreams and experience in classical antiquity
Title
Dreams and experience in classical antiquity
Statement of responsibility
William V. Harris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Iliad to Aristophanes, from the gospel of Matthew to Augustine, Greek and Latin texts are constellated with descriptive images of dreams. Some are formulaic, others intensely vivid. The best ancient minds - Plato, Aristotle, the physician Galen, and others - struggled to understand the meaning of dreams. With Dreams and Experience in Classical Antiquity the renowned ancient historian William Harris turns his attention to oneiric matters. This cultural history of dreams in antiquity draws on both contemporary post-Freudian science and careful critiques of the ancient texts. Harris traces the history of characteristic forms of dream-description and relates them both to the ancient experience of dreaming and to literary and religious imperatives. He analyzes the nuances of Greek and Roman belief in the truth-telling potential of dreams, and in a final chapter offers an assessment of ancient attempts to understand dreams naturalistically." -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, William V.
Dewey number
  • 154.6/30938
  • 133
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1078
LC item number
.H2955 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dreams
  • Dreams
Label
Dreams and experience in classical antiquity, William V. Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Then and now -- From epiphany to episode : a revolution in the description of dreams -- Greek and Roman dreams that were really dreamt -- Greek and Roman opinions about the truthfulness of dreams -- Naturalistic explanations
Control code
261174542
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 332 pages
Isbn
9780674032972
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008045081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)261174542
Label
Dreams and experience in classical antiquity, William V. Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Then and now -- From epiphany to episode : a revolution in the description of dreams -- Greek and Roman dreams that were really dreamt -- Greek and Roman opinions about the truthfulness of dreams -- Naturalistic explanations
Control code
261174542
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 332 pages
Isbn
9780674032972
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008045081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)261174542

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