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Author Turfa, Jean MacIntosh.
Title Divining the Etruscan World : the Brontoscopic Calendar and Religious Practice.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Author Turfa, Jean MacIntosh.
Subject Lydus, Johannes Laurentius, 490-approximately 565. De ostentis.
Etruscans -- Religion.
Omens.
Calendar, Greek.
Astronomy, Greek.
History, Ancient.
Occultism -- history.
Folklore.
Astronomy -- history.
Description 1 online resource (434 pages)
Summary The first complete English translation of the Brontoscopic Calendar, providing an understanding of Etruscan Iron Age society as revealed through the ancient text.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Enthalt auch Brontoscopic calendar / Johannes Lydus.
COMPARISON OF ETRUSCAN BRONTOSCOPIC OMENS WITH MESOPOTAMIAN TEXTS -- APODOSIS CATEGORY: WANT, SICKNESS, FAMINE -- APODOSIS CATEGORY: THE DOWNFALL OF ONE IN POWER -- APODOSIS CATEGORY: CHILDBIRTH, REPRODUCTION -- APODOSIS CATEGORY: ANIMALS, GOOD AND BAD -- APODOSIS CATEGORY: THE REPTILES/SERPENTS/SNAKES -- APODOSIS CATEGORY: WIND, WEATHER, AND DIRECTIONS -- OTHER UNUSUAL EXPRESSIONS -- CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE: THE MILIEU IN WHICH THE BRONTOSCOPIC TEXT WAS CREATED -- CONTRASTS WITH LATER BRONTOSCOPIA -- POSSIBLE BYZANTINISMS -- ETRUSCAN AFFINITIES: PROPHECY OF VEGOIA (APPENDIX A, TEXT 2) -- BOUNDARIES, DISEASES, AND SOCIAL CLASSES -- TRACES OF ETRUSCAN FORMULAE IN EVENTS OF THE FIRST CENTURYDE HARUSPICUM RESPONSO -- FEATURES OF THE TEXT: VOCABULARY, PHRASES, SYNTAX-- OTHER RELIGIOUS TEXTS IN ITALY: IGUVINE TABLES -- VIEWPOINT, ACTUAL USAGE OF THE ETRUSCAN BRONTOSCOPIC CALENDAR -- MEMORY, RECORDS, AND THE EMERGING STATE -- SUMMARY -- CHAPTER 5 WEATHER, FAUNA, AGRICULTURE, PESTS: "REPTILES WILL TROUBLE HABITATIONS" -- INTRODUCTION: LAND, FLOOD, FAUNA, AND FAMINE IN THE CLASSICAL MEDITERRANEAN -- INCIDENCE OF OMENS RELATING TO FOOD, AGRICULTURE, ANIMALS, PESTS -- REFERENCES TO ANIMALS -- THE ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT OF THE BRONTOSCOPIC CALENDAR -- A VIGNETTE OF LIFE IN IRON AGE ETRURIA: THE DIET OF THE RISERVA DEL FERRONE NECROPOLIS "POPULATION" -- SPECIFIC CROPS, ANIMALS, PESTS: BACKGROUND -- FLOCKS AND HERDS, THE BIG THREE: SHEEP/GOATS, CATTLE, SWINE -- THE "WINGED ONES" -- FISH OF ALL KINDS -- WILD GAME -- Τ́α ́ερπετ́α -- REPTILES -- PESTS: INSECTS, MICE, CROP DISEASES -- BACKGROUND ON AGRICULTURE, AGRONOMY IN PREHISTORIC ITALY -- VILLAGE LIFE -- MEALS -- VERUCCHIO -- NORTHERN FISH AND FOWL.
Note English.
ISBN 9781139528245
1139528246
9781139525855 (electronic bk.)
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9780511920554 (electronic book)
0511920555 (electronic book)
9781107009073
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1107228166
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OCLC # 804664854
Additional Format Print version: Turfa, Jean MacIntosh. Divining the Etruscan World : The Brontoscopic Calendar and Religious Practice. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107009073



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