Divination and Portents in the Roman World
University Press of Southern Denmark, 2000 - Всего страниц: 79
The ancient Romans believed that the gods sent signs of future events to men through the flight of birds, meteorological disturbances and other natural phenomena. These signs influenced every sphere of ancient life, both public and private, from a stateâ??s decision to go to war or make peace, hold an election or meet a public crisis to an individualâ??s business, mariage or travel plans. The book illustrates how the various Roman divinatory techniques were inter-woven into the structures of ancient society as well as how they were used in literary contexts. The intriguing question of the alleged doublethink among the Roman intellectuals in their attitude to Divination is another important theme taken up in Divination & Portents in the Roman World.
Попробуйте выполнить поиск по всем томам: Arte
Результаты 1 – 0 из 0
Отзывы - Написать отзыв
Не удалось найти ни одного отзыва.
Jacob Isager Robin Lorsch Wildfang
Robin Lorsch Wildfang
Не показаны другие разделы: 2
according actually ancient appear Arte Artemidorus attitude Augustus authors believe Bowersock called caused Cicero claims classes clear clearly common concerning consider course damage death describe detailed discussion divination divinatione dreamer dreams effect empire evidence example expiation fact Finally fire four fulgural fulmen quod future given gives gods Greek Histories important instance interest interpretation Italy later least Livy matter Maximus mean mention method midorus natural object official omens Oneirocriticon particular passage period philosophical places Pliny political portents possible practice present prodigies publica quae question quod quod urit reason recorded refer religion religious reported Roman Rome scholars seems senate Seneca Servius signs social society sources speech status stories struck Studies Suetonius suggests Tacitus teeth things thought thunderbolt tion traditional turn types University Vitellius writes