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Dreams and dreaming in the Roman Empire : cultural memory and imagination, Juliette Harrisson

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Dreams and dreaming in the Roman Empire : cultural memory and imagination
Title
Dreams and dreaming in the Roman Empire
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cultural memory and imagination
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Juliette Harrisson
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume offers a fresh approach to the study of ancient dreams by asking not what the ancients dreamed or how they experienced dreaming, but why the Romans considered dreams to be important and worthy of recording. Dream reports from historical and imaginative literature from the high point of the Roman Empire (the first two centuries AD) are analysed as objects of cultural memory, records of events of cultural significance that contribute to the formation of a group's cultural identity. The book also introduces the term 'cultural imagination', as a tool for thinking about ancient myth and religion, and avoiding the question of 'belief', which arises mainly from creed-based religions. The book's conclusion compares dream reports in the Classical world with modern attitudes towards dreams and dreaming, identifying distinctive features of both the world of the Romans and our own culture
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UKMGB
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Harrisson, Juliette
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Dream interpretation
  • Prophecy
  • Rome
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Dreams and dreaming in the Roman Empire : cultural memory and imagination, Juliette Harrisson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [290]-304) and index
Control code
ocn827267883
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
309 p.
Isbn
9781441176332
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Dreams and dreaming in the Roman Empire : cultural memory and imagination, Juliette Harrisson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [290]-304) and index
Control code
ocn827267883
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
309 p.
Isbn
9781441176332
Other physical details
ill. :

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