Re: Books of Fortune and Dreams?

#23
marco wrote: But what about the Books of Dreams?
Marco
I've just finished reading the pages available on Google Books of Dreambooks in Byzantium: six oneirocritica in translation, with commentary ... By Steven M. Oberhelman.

The author states that:
The Daniel dreambook is commonly accepted as the earliest Byzantine oneirocriticon; some scholars even consider it the basic source text for all medieval dreambooks of both the East and the West.
There's an original copy of Daniel's Dreambook in Latin Here, and enough of Steven Oberhelman's book on Google Books to give one a good idea of the content of the medieval dreambooks.

Pen
He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy...

Re: Books of Fortune and Dreams?

#24
Well, I don't have much to say on this subject, but I can't help looking for things so here's some links:
3 Links for Artemidorus -
De somniorum interpretatione, libri quinq₃, iam primum à Iano Cornario medico physico Francofordensi, Latina lingua conscripti (1539) Oneirocritica; (1805) A German Dream Book-
Eyn newes Traum Büchlein [1535] I can't read any of this of course, just posting some more potential resources I happened on.
Deliver me from reasons why you'd rather cry - I'd rather fly...
Jim Morrison - The Crystal Ship

Re: Books of Fortune and Dreams?

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Pen wrote: There's an original copy of Daniel's Dreambook in Latin Here, and enough of Steven Oberhelman's book on Google Books to give one a good idea of the content of the medieval dreambooks.
Thank you Pen!
I have downloaded Daniel. It's quite short (21 pages) and simple: a dictionary of objects with the associated interpretation. Transcribing and translating it would not be hard for a small team of interested people :)

Pages 20/21 present meanings for the 23 letters of the alphabet.

Re: Books of Fortune and Dreams?

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marco wrote:
Pen wrote: There's an original copy of Daniel's Dreambook in Latin Here, and enough of Steven Oberhelman's book on Google Books to give one a good idea of the content of the medieval dreambooks.
Thank you Pen!
I have downloaded Daniel. It's quite short (21 pages) and simple: a dictionary of objects with the associated interpretation. Transcribing and translating it would not be hard for a small team of interested people :)

Pages 20/21 present meanings for the 23 letters of the alphabet.
It would have been fun. "H. Signifies the love of women".

I'll try to remember to see H's in my dreams tonight ;)
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Re: Books of Fortune and Dreams?

#29
Ross G. R. Caldwell wrote:
marco wrote:
Pen wrote: There's an original copy of Daniel's Dreambook in Latin Here, and enough of Steven Oberhelman's book on Google Books to give one a good idea of the content of the medieval dreambooks.
Thank you Pen!
I have downloaded Daniel. It's quite short (21 pages) and simple: a dictionary of objects with the associated interpretation. Transcribing and translating it would not be hard for a small team of interested people :)

Pages 20/21 present meanings for the 23 letters of the alphabet.
It would have been fun. "H. Signifies the love of women".

I'll try to remember to see H's in my dreams tonight ;)
One has the sense when reading that dreams were different then, although some things stay the same...

But to keep the record straight I've just checked again and Daniel's Dreambook (the one on which both the Eastern and Western dreambooks were based) is not accessible in its entirety in Dreambooks in Byzantium).

Pen
He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy...

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