Download E-books Divination and Interpretation of Signs in the Ancient World (Oriental Institute Seminars) PDF

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:

Preface

Introduction
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

Show description

Read Online or Download Divination and Interpretation of Signs in the Ancient World (Oriental Institute Seminars) PDF

Similar Ancient books

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East (Five Volume Set)

This accomplished five-volume paintings analyzes the archaeological and linguistic information that pertain to the huge cultural milieu of the traditional close to East, the crossroads of 3 of the world's so much influential religions--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. starting from prehistoric instances as much as the early centuries of the increase of Islam, the paintings covers the civilizations of Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iran, Arabia, Cyprus, Egypt, and the coastal areas of North and East Africa.

Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Second Edition

During this compact but accomplished heritage of old Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B. C. targeting the improvement of the Greek city-state and the society, tradition, and structure of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, army, social, and cultural background in a ebook that might attract scholars and basic readers alike.

Greek and Roman Slavery (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

Greek and Roman Slavery brings jointly clean English translations of 243 texts and inscriptions on slavery from 5th and fourth century Greece and Rome. the cloth is prepared thematically, supplying the reader a finished evaluate of the assumption and perform of slavery in old civilization. furthermore, a radical bibliography for every bankruptcy, in addition to an intensive index, make this a worthy resource for students and scholars.

The Megaliths of Northern Europe

The North eu megaliths are one of the so much enduring buildings inbuilt prehistory; they're imbued with symbolic meanings which include actual and conceptual principles in regards to the nature of the area inhabited by way of the 1st Northern farmers. The Megaliths of Northern Europe presents a far wanted up to date synthesis of the cloth to be had on those monuments, incorporating the result of fresh learn in Holland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

Additional info for Divination and Interpretation of Signs in the Ancient World (Oriental Institute Seminars)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 34 votes