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Melothesia in Babylonia. Medicine, Magic, and Astrology in the Ancient Near East

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ISBN: 9781614516934 9781614517757 9781614519348 Year: Pages: 112 DOI: 10.1515/9781614516934 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council
Subject: History
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This book examines the Babylonian backgroundof melothesia, the science of charting zodiac influences on the human body, which transformed older divination by connecting astrology with medical techniques. Special attention is given to a text from late-5th-century Uruk, which is argued to be an important representative of this new approach to the healing arts, previously only known from Greek and medieval astrology.

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astrology --- medicine --- magic --- melothesia

Eratóstenes. Constelações do Zodíaco

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Book Series: Classica Digitalia: Autores Gregos e Latinos: textos ISBN: 9789892619477 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.14195/978-989-26-1948-4 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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Este escrito pseudoeratosténico que se traduz nesta publicação retrata um grupo de episódios que não se limita a 12 constelações. Tampouco discorre acerca de influências/condicionalismos deterministas sobre eventualidades e comportamentos diários, mensais ou anuais das criaturas terrenas da Época Alexandrinista. Embora não se trate de um tratado astronómico e o estilo prime por um carácter simples e sucinto, muito há para descodificar nos pouco mais de quarenta episódios. De conotações astronómicas, apresenta-se como um exercício de aproximação, ao proporcionar ao recetor explicações de algo visível, mas não atingível - as constelações, através de imagens do saber comum, radicadas em cenas e aspetos mitológicos. Ademais, são vastos os topoi desenvolvidos, como philia, traição, cólera, justiça, crime e castigo, reverência, eponímia, etiologia, metamorfose, mitologia.

Soixante-trois. La peur de la grande année climactérique à la Renaissance

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Book Series: Titre courant ISBN: 9782600005531 Year: Pages: 278 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_579650 Language: French
Publisher: Librairie Droz Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163533
Subject: Biology --- Religion --- Social Sciences --- Arts in general
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People have interpreted the numeration of the years of their life since Antiquity (when, for example, the Emperor Augustus did so). Ancient medical theories thus maintained that matter is renewed every seven or nine years. The product of these two numbers is sixty-three, and the sixty-third year of a person’s life – the great climacteric – was believed to be very critical. Max Engammare presents the history of the anxiety surrounding this year that came back into force during the Renaissance, as early as Petrarch but especially with Marsilio Ficino. This book touches on most of the great names of the age, from Philipp Melanchthon and Theodore de Bèze to Rabelais. The question of the sixty-third king of France, Henri III or Henri IV, was also discussed by members of the League. The goal is to achieve an understanding of the arithmetic of these ancient fears that were reborn at the end of the 1400s and which have not in fact completely disappeared today—a proof of this is Sigmund Freud and the curse of 27 listing all the famous artists dead at the age of 27 (three times nine).

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