Ancient Science and Dreams: Oneirology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (Paperback)

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In Ancient Science and Dreams, M. Andrew Holowchak analyzes the ancient notion of science of dreams throughout Greco-Roman antiquity, from the Classical Greece in the fifth century B.C. to the Roman Republic in the fourth century A.D. Holowchak investigates psycho-physiological accounts, interpretation of prophetic dreams, and the use of dreams in secular and non-secular medicine. Culling from some of the fullest and most important accounts of dreams and ordering the presentation in each section chronologically, the author analyzes the extent to which empirical and non-empirical factors guided ancient accounts in Greco-Roman antiquity.

About the Author


M. Andrew Holowchak is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Ohio University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780761821571
ISBN-10: 0761821570
Publisher: University Press of America
Publication Date: December 18th, 2001
Pages: 210
Language: English