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American Philosophical Society
Kronos, Shiva, and Asklepios: Studies in Magical Gems and Religions of the Roman Empire: Transactions, APS (Vol. 101, Part 5)
Iconographies and texts that appear in some series of magical gems are presented in this fascinating study. Magical gems are still a scarcely explored area of antiquity in which new features of religion can be discovered. This volume presents an intriguing religious complex that concerns the Egyptian Kronos, his relations with Syrian culture, and Platonism. A totally new aspect of this book considers the reflection of Brahmanic thought on the iconography of magical gems. Contents: Introduction: Magical Gems as a Documentary Source for Ancient Religon; Theology on Magical Gems; Metamorphoses of Kronos on a Gem in Bologna; New Reading of the Osiris Myth in Near-Eastern Magic; Helios-Shiva: Porphyry, Ardhanarisvara, and a Magical Gem in Naples; Asklepios Leontouchos and Divine Triads on Syrian Gems; Empousa, Also Called Onoskelis. Illus.
Sophie de Grouchy Letters on Sympathy (1798): A Critical Edition (Transactions Vol. 98, Part 4)
Playing With Fire: Histories of the Lightning Rod: Transactions, American Philosophical Society (Volume 99, Part 5)
Between East and West: The Moluccas and the Traffic in Spices up to the Arrival of Europeans (Memoir 248)
Alexander the Great: Coinage, Finances, and Policy (Memoirs Vol. 261)
Sporting with the Classics: The Latin Poetry of William Dillingham: Transactions, American Philosophical Society (Vol. 100, Part 1)
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