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Divining the Etruscan World : the Brontoscopic Calendar and Religious Practice.

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Subject: Lydus, Johannes Laurentius, 490-approximately 565. De ostentis.
Etruscans > Religion.
Omens.
Calendar, Greek.
Astronomy, Greek.
History, Ancient.
Occultism > history.
Folklore.
Astronomy > history.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic book.

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  • ISBN: 9781139528245
  • ISBN: 1139528246
  • ISBN: 9781139525855
  • ISBN: 1139525859
  • ISBN: 9780511920554
  • ISBN: 0511920555
  • ISBN: 1139530526
  • ISBN: 9781139530521
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (434 pages)
  • Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Enthält 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 -- Τά έρπετά -- REPTILES -- PESTS: INSECTS, MICE, CROP DISEASES -- BACKGROUND ON AGRICULTURE, AGRONOMY IN PREHISTORIC ITALY -- VILLAGE LIFE -- MEALS -- VERUCCHIO -- NORTHERN FISH AND FOWL.
Summary: The first complete English translation of the Brontoscopic Calendar, providing an understanding of Etruscan Iron Age society as revealed through the ancient text.
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