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Divination and Interpretation of Signs in the Ancient World

Edited by Amar Annus

Divination and Interpretation of Signs in the Ancient World
Paperback, 388 pages £22.00
Published: 2010
ISBN: 9781885923684
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Subjects: Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Series: Oriental Institute Seminars

The concept of sign, a portent observed in the physical world, which indicates future events, is found in all ancient cultures, but was first developed in ancient Mesopotamian texts. This branch of Babylonian scientific knowledge extensively influenced other parts of the world, and similar texts written in Aramaic, Sanscrit, Sogdian, and other languages. The seminar will investigate how much do we know about the Babylonian theory and hermeneutics of omens, and the scope of their possible influences on other cultures and regions.



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 388 pages
ISBN:
 9781885923684

BIC Code:
 HDDC
BISAC Code:
  HIS002000, HIS026000, SOC003000
Imprint:
 Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago


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