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Author Geller, Markham J., author.

Title Melothesia in Babylonia : medicine, magic, and astrology in the ancient Near East / Markham J. Geller.

Publication Info. Boston : De Gruyter, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 100 pages .).
Series Science, technology, and medicine in ancient cultures ; volume 2
Science, technology, and medicine in ancient cultures ; v. 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: globalisation of knowledge -- The Uruk taxonomy (SBTU I 43) -- Uruk astral magic (BRM 4 20 and BRM 4 19) -- The Neo-Assyrian precursor: before the zodiac -- Ancient Aramaic and Greek parallels -- Astrological interpretation of SBTU I 43 -- Melothesia -- Concluding hypothesis.
Summary This book examines the Babylonian backgroundof melothesia, the science of charting zodiac influences on the human body, which transformed older divination by connecting astrology with medical techniques. Special attention is given to a text from late-5th-century Uruk, which is argued to be an important representative of this new approach to the healing arts, previously only known from Greek and medieval astrology.
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Subject Medicine, Assyro-Babylonian.
Astrology, Assyro-Babylonian.
Medical astrology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Geller, Markham J. Melothesia in Babylonia. 9781614517757 1614517754 (DLC) 2014036387
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