The Resource Dreams in late antiquity : studies in the imagination of a culture, Patricia Cox Miller

Dreams in late antiquity : studies in the imagination of a culture, Patricia Cox Miller

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Dreams in late antiquity : studies in the imagination of a culture
Title
Dreams in late antiquity
Title remainder
studies in the imagination of a culture
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Cox Miller
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dream interpretation was a prominent feature of the intellectual and imaginative world of late antiquity, for martyrs and magicians, philosophers and theologians, polytheists and monotheists alike. Finding it difficult to account for the prevalence of dream-divination, modern scholarship has often condemned it as a cultural weakness, a mass lapse into mere superstition. In this book, Patricia Cox Miller draws on pagan, Jewish, and Christian sources and modern semiotic theory to demonstrate the integral importance of dreams in late-antique thought and life. She argues that Graeco-Roman dream literature functioned as a language of signs that formed a personal and cultural pattern of imagination and gave tangible substance to ideas such as time, cosmic history, and the self. Miller first discusses late-antique theories of dreaming, with emphasis on theological, philosophical, and hermeneutical methods of deciphering dreams as well as the practical uses of dreams, especially in magic and the cult of Asclepius. She then considers the cases of six Graeco-Roman dreamers: Hermas, Perpetua, Aelius Aristides, Jerome, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus. Her detailed readings illuminate the ways in which dreams provided solutions to ethical and religious problems, allowed for the reconfiguration of gender and identity, provided occasions for the articulation of ethical ideas, and altogether served as a means of making sense and order of the world. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Miller, Patricia Cox
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3015.D73
LC item number
M55 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Classical literature
  • Dreams in literature
  • Christian literature, Early
  • Classical literature
  • Civilization, Greco-Roman
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Imagination
  • Sogni
  • Letteratura cristiana antica
  • Letteratura classica
  • Littérature ancienne
  • Rêves dans la littérature
  • Littérature chrétienne primitive
  • Littérature ancienne
  • Civilisation gréco-romaine
  • Philosophie ancienne
  • Imagination
  • Dromen
  • Droomuitlegging
  • Letterkunde
  • Magie
  • Klassieke talen
  • Littérature chrétienne médiévale
  • Littérature antique
  • Rêves
  • Littérature antique
  • Civilisation classique
  • Philosophie antique
  • Littérature chrétienne primitive
  • Traum <Motiv>
  • Traumdeutung
  • Literatur
  • Kultur
  • Traum
  • Christian literature, Early
  • Civilization, Greco-Roman
  • Classical literature
  • Classical literature
  • Dreams in literature
  • Imagination
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Griechisch
  • Griechenland <Altertum>
  • Römisches Reich
  • Latein
Label
Dreams in late antiquity : studies in the imagination of a culture, Patricia Cox Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Images and Concepts of Dreaming. Introduction --- Ch. 1. Figurations of Dream --- Ch. 2. Theories of Dreams --- Ch. 3. Interpretation of Dreams --- Ch. 4. Dreams and Therapy ---- Part II. Dreamers. Introduction --- Ch. 5. Hermas and the Shepherd --- Ch. 6. Perpetua and Her Diary of Dreams --- Ch. 7. Aelius Aristides and The Sacred Tales --- Ch. 8. Jerome and His Dreams --- Ch. 9. The Two Gregorys and Ascetic Dreaming ---- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780691058351
Lccn
93040363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29428668
  • (OCoLC)ocm29428668
Label
Dreams in late antiquity : studies in the imagination of a culture, Patricia Cox Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Images and Concepts of Dreaming. Introduction --- Ch. 1. Figurations of Dream --- Ch. 2. Theories of Dreams --- Ch. 3. Interpretation of Dreams --- Ch. 4. Dreams and Therapy ---- Part II. Dreamers. Introduction --- Ch. 5. Hermas and the Shepherd --- Ch. 6. Perpetua and Her Diary of Dreams --- Ch. 7. Aelius Aristides and The Sacred Tales --- Ch. 8. Jerome and His Dreams --- Ch. 9. The Two Gregorys and Ascetic Dreaming ---- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780691058351
Lccn
93040363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29428668
  • (OCoLC)ocm29428668

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