Worlds Full of Signs: Ancient Greek Divination in Context

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BRILL, 8 ago 2013 - 272 páginas
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Flexibility is the distinguishing feature of ancient Greek divination. Worlds Full of Signs offers a systematic approach by discussing the divinatory sign, homo divinans, text and uncertainty management from a comparative perspective, using Republican Rome and Neo-Assyrian Mesopotamia as comparanda.
 

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Introduction
1
Part One Introduction to Ancient Divination
7
Chapter One Historiography
9
Chapter Two Defining Divination
19
Chapter Three Comparison
43
Part Two Elements of Ancient Divination
53
Layman and Expert
55
Chapter Five Significance of Signs
107
Part Three Function of Ancient Divination
171
Chapter Seven Time and DivinationDivination and Time
173
Chapter Eight Dealing with Uncertainty
195
Conclusion
223
Select Bibliography
231
Index of Modern Authors
237
Index of Subjects
243
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Chapter Six Playing by the Book? Use of a Textual Framework
139

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