Babylonian-Assyrian Birth-Omens and Their Cultural Significance

Babylonian-Assyrian Birth-Omens and Their Cultural Significance

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Excerpt: ...the ancient world, we may point to the story reported by Herodotus 197 of a concubine of King Meles of Sardis who gave birth to a lion, and of the tale found in Cicero as well as in Herodotus 198, of the speaking Pg 58 infant of king Croesus of Lydia which was interpreted as an omen of the coming destruction of the kingdom and of the royal house. Here, again, we find (a) the familiar phraseology resting upon the supposed resemblance between man and animals and (b) the agreement in the interpretation of the anomaly of an infant capable of speakingshow more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236727231
  • 9781236727237