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By Amar Annus

The idea that of signal, a portent saw within the actual global, which exhibits destiny occasions, is located in all old cultures, yet was once first constructed in historic Mesopotamian texts. This department of Babylonian clinical wisdom widely inspired different elements of the area, and comparable texts written in Aramaic, Sanscrit, Sogdian, and different languages. The seminar investigates how a lot
we all know concerning the Babylonian idea and hermeneutics of omens, and the scope in their attainable impacts on different cultures and areas.

Table of Contents:


1. Amar Annus (Chicago): at the Beginnings and Continuities of the Omen Sciences within the historical global

2. Francesca Rochberg: 'If P, then Q': shape and Reasoning in Babylonian Divinations
three. James Allen: Greek Philosophy and indicators
four. Ulla Susanne Koch: 'Three moves and also you are Out!' A View on Cognitive concept and the First-Millennium Extispicy Ritual
five. Edward L. Shaughnessy: Arousing photos: The Poetry of Divination and the Divination of Poetry
6. Niek Veldhuis: the idea of data and the perform of Celestial Divination
7. Eckart Frahm: interpreting the capsule, the Exta, and the physique: The Hermeneutics of Cuneiform indicators in Babylonian and Assyrian textual content Commentaries and Divinatory Texts
eight. Scott B. Noegel: 'Sign, signal, all over the place a Sign': Script, chronic, and Interpretation within the old close to East
nine. Nils Heessel: The Calculation of the Stipulated time period in Extispicy
10. Abraham Winitzer: The Divine Presence and Its Interpretation in Early Mesopotamian Divination
eleven. Barbara Böck: Physiognomy in historical Mesopotamia and past: From perform to instruction manual
12. Seth Richardson: On Seeing and Believing: Liver Divination and the period of Warring States

thirteen. Cynthia Jean: Divination and Oracles on the Neo-Assyrian Palace: the significance of symptoms in Royal Ideology
14. JoAnn Scurlock: Prophecy as a sort of Divination; Divination as a sort of Prophecy
15. John Jacobs: strains of the Omen sequence umma izbu in Cicero, De divination
sixteen. Martti Nissinen: Prophecy and Omen Divination: aspects of an analogous Coin

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