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Artemidorus: Oneirocritica
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A. Life and work

Artemidorus of Daldis (or rather of Ephesus) is a 2nd cent. AD author of a number of Greek works on various techniques of divination (e.g. palmistry = chiromancy), of which he himself considered dream interpretation to be the highest art. His Oneirocritica (O., literally ‘Differentiations of dreams’) is the only one of a plethora of dream interpretation manuals from Graeco-Roman antiquity to survive, and it was probably the best an…

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Walde, Christine, “Artemidorus: Oneirocritica”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 20 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps5_ID_0012>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004218932, 20101111



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