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By Maria V Mavroudi

This quantity discusses the so-called Oneirocriticon of Achmet, crucial Byzantine paintings on dream interpretation which used to be written in Greek within the tenth century and has significantly encouraged next dreambooks in Byzantine Greek, Medieval Latin, and glossy eu languages. by way of evaluating the Oneirocriticon with the 2nd-century A.D. dreambook of Artemidoros (translated into Arabic within the ninth century) and 5 medieval Arabic dreambooks, this research demonstrates that the Oneirocriticon is a Christian Greek adaption of Islamic Arabic fabric and that the similarities among it and Artemidoros are end result of the impact of Artemidoros at the Arabic assets of the Byzantine paintings. The Oneirocriticon's textual culture, its language, the identities of its writer and purchaser, and its place between different Byzantine translations from Arabic into Greek also are investigated.

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Constantia’ (‘his intellectual qualities, his extraordinary strength of character’). Animi dotes and constantia import strong moral connotations here. Einhard clearly imitated and adapted Suetonius in ways that require deciphering before we can exploit. He 15 16 17 18 19 Foucault, The Foucault Reader, 356, 358, 362. VK, c. 25, 30. L. Thorpe, Einhard and Notker the Stammerer. Two Lives of Charlemagne, Harmondsworth 1969, 79. My late colleague Julian Brown, who knew more than most about early medieval palaeography, would wonder aloud if the writing Charlemagne practised was Caroline minuscule.

But it’s our job – our craft – to insist that all these necessary facts are timebound. They need to be historicised. 13 Or not passed, we would have to add, in Charlemagne’s case, for if some of his wakeful nights were spent agonising over which of his estates would pass to whom, that was because he had also in mind unmarried daughters, who were also unmarried mothers, and little bastard children and grandchildren. This royal paterfamilias decided that church property would have to provide for most of his offspring, in the end.

Hill, Manchester 2001, 264. M. Foucault, in P. Rabinowicz, The Foucault Reader, London 1991, 342. 18 JANET L. ’15 But I am struck by the way that Foucault, after each of these remarks, leapt from antiquity to the sixteenth century. Though Charlemagne and his elite contemporaries were as fascinated as Foucault was by Late Antiquity, frankly I am not sure that they would ever have been Foucault’s quarry; for he saw the medieval Church as wielding a pastoral power which took over the care of souls and so left minimal space for the souci de soi, and for the laity only self-renunciation.

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