INTERPRETATION Of DREAMS: THE ONEIROCRITICA, by Artemidorus; Robert White - 1975
The Interpretation of Dreams: The Oneirocritica of Artemidorus
by Artemidorus Daldianus
translation and commentary by Robert White
Presumed 1st Edition. Park Ridge, NJ: Noyes Press, 1975
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition, with a VERY GOOD DJ.
- ISBN: 0815550294
- Dust Jacket features a black and white photograph of a Hellenistic Greek Sculpture from 250 - 150 B.C.
- Blue linen cloth over boards is in overall excellent condition.
- Corners are sharp but for the front head, which is slightly bumped. (See Photos).
- Spine has bright gilt text, and softened ends.
- Binding is strong and secure.
- Interior is gently age-toned.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Top text block edge shows little dust.
- Illustrated DJ has gentle scuffing and moderate edgewear: with front showing a 1/2" chip with scuffing at head at spine, and a 1/2" closed tear at foot; while back has a 1"+ shallow chip along head, a 1/4" closed tear with crease at spine and tiny chip at head corner. (See Photos).
259 pages. 6.5 x 9.5 inches.
Considered the most comprehensive guide on the interpretation of dreams from antiquity, this early English translation from the Greek includes the translator's commentary at the end of each chapter along with insights on the Greek and Roman culture of Artemidorus' time. Also included is an 9 pg index of dream symbols to assist readers with interpreting their dreams.
The first three volumes were intended for the general public, providing an encyclopedic treatment of the subject matter of dreams, and the remaining two volumes were written for the private use of the author's son, a novice dream interpreter. [Wikipedia]
Artemidorus Daldianus, sometimes A. Ephesius, (2nd century AD) was a professional diviner who conducted extensive research on interpreting dreams through literature and travel throughout Greece, Italy, and Asia Minor.
Robert J. White is a professor in the Department of Classical and Oriental Studies of Hunter College, where he has taught since 1970. He has lectured and taught in many notable locations on comparative mythology, secret languages of the Middle Ages, and the history of dream interpretation.
EDITION POINTS: Presumed first edition. Part of the series: Noyes Classical Studies
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