Dreambooks in Byzantium: Six Oneirocritica in Translation, with Commentary and Introduction

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - History - 251 pages
It was agreed in the ancient and medieval worlds that dreams could unlock the future - all that the dreamer needed was a dream key manual. A number of dreambooks (in Greek, oneirocritica) were written during the early and later periods of Byzantium.
 

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Contents

Authors Dates and Texts
1
The Art of Interpreting Dreams
21
The Cultural Historical and Social Background
39
The Oneirocriticon of Daniel The Dreambook of the Holy Prophet Daniel with the Help of Holy God according to the Alphabet
59
The Oneirocriticon of Nicephorus The Dreambook of Nicephorus Patriarch of Constantinople
117
The Oneirocriticon of Astrampsychus
149
The Oneirocriticon of Germanus The Dreambook of Germanus Patriarch of Constantinople
153
The Anonymous Oneirocriticon An Additional Dreambook Drawn from the Experience of the Wise
167
The Oneirocriticon of Manuel II Palaeologus
195
Bibliography of Works Cited
219
Index of Dream Symbols
233
General Index
249
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Steven M. Oberhelman is Professor of Classics and Religious Studies in the Department of European and Classical Languages, Texas A&M University, USA.

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