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Omen Lists in Babylonian Culture

Marc Van De Mieroop

in Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Babylonian divinatory writings that guided the interpretation of the signs of the gods, with particular emphasis on the omen lists. These writings are overly abundant and highly ... More


The Structure of Knowledge of the Universe

Marc Van De Mieroop

in Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Babylonian omen lists. The omen was always part of a list that presented a series of individual cases. With its interest in every aspect of the universe, divination’s scope ... More


Introduction

Thomas James Dandelet

in Spanish Rome, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089561
eISBN:
9780300133776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089561.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book delves into a period when the Italian Renaissance was in full bloom and focuses on two events that took place in Rome, which served as signs of a deep-seated transformation occurring within ... More


Introduction

Paul B. Moyer

in The Public Universal Friend: Jemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm in Revolutionary America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454134
eISBN:
9781501701450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454134.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This introductory chapter describes New England's Dark Day, when daylight was replaced by darkness across the region as fog, clouds, and smoke from fires set by thousands of frontier settlers ... More


Causality and World Order: “The Enduring Designs of the Gods”

Francesca Rochberg

in Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226406138
eISBN:
9780226406275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226406275.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

From ancient Mesopotamian antiquity down to the construction of the nomological conception of nature in the early modern period, the metaphor of law (or laws) as a way to describe order, harmony, ... More


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