Ancient Science and Dreams: Oneirology in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Ancient Science and Dreams: Oneirology in Greco-Roman Antiquity

By: M. Andrew Holowchak (author)Paperback

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In Ancient Science and Dreams, M. Andrew Holowchak analyzes the ancient notion of science of dreams throughout Greco-Roman antiquity, from the Classical Greece in the fifth century B.C. to the Roman Republic in the fourth century A.D. Holowchak investigates psycho-physiological accounts, interpretation of prophetic dreams, and the use of dreams in secular and non-secular medicine.

About Author

M. Andrew Holowchak is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Ohio University.


Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 List of Abbreviations for Greek and Latin Works Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Acknowledgements Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 Naturalistic Oneirology: Chapter 7 Introduction Chapter 8 Teleological Naturalism in Plato's Timaeus Chapter 9 Aristotle's Oneirological Materialism Chapter 10 Lucretius' Ivory-White "Images" of Night Chapter 11 Oneirocriticism: Chapter 12 Introduction Chapter 13 Stoic Oneiromancy in Cicero's de Divinatione Chapter 14 Artemidorus' Onirocritica Chapter 15 Synesius' Mantic Science in On Dreams Chapter 16 Oneirology and Ancient Medicine: Chapter 17 Introduction Chapter 18 Diagnostic Dreams in Hippocratic Medicine Chapter 19 Dreams in Early Roman Secular Medicine Chapter 20 Healing Dreams in Religious Incubation Chapter 21 Appendix A: Key Figures/Works in Greco-Roman Oneirology Chapter 22 Appendix B: Galen's On Diagnosis from Dreams Chapter 23 Appendix C: Secular Medicine and Religious Incubation Chapter 24 Bibliography Chapter 25 Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780761821571
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 210
  • ID: 9780761821571
  • weight: 281
  • ISBN10: 0761821570

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