Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

Visualizing the invisible…

Visualizing the invisible with the human body: Physiognomy and ekphrasis in the ancient world Edited by J. Cale Johnson and Alessandro Stavru

De Gruyter (Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Cultures 10)
Hardcover ISBN 978-3-11-061826-6 RRP € [D] 99.95 / US$ 114.99 / GBP 91.00*
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Part I: Mesopotamia and India
1. Demarcating ekphrasis in Mesopotamia — J. Cale Johnson (pp. 11-40)
2. Mesopotamian and Indian physiognomy — Kenneth Zysk (pp. 41-60)
3. Umṣatu in omen and medical texts: An overview — Silvia Salin (pp. 61-80)
4. The series Šumma Ea liballiṭka revisited — Eric Schmidtchen (pp. 81-118)
5. Late Babylonian astrological physiognomy — Marvin Schreiber (pp. 119-140)

Part II: Classical Antiquity
6. Pathos, physiognomy and ekphrasis from Aristotle to the Second Sophistic — Alessandro Stavru (pp. 143-160)
7. Iconism and characterism of Polybius Rhetor, Trypho and Publius Rutilius Lupus Rhetor — Dorella Cianci (pp. 161-182)
8. Physiognomic roots in the rhetoric of Cicero and Quintilian: The application and transformation of traditional physiognomics — Laetitia Marcucci (pp. 183-202)
9. Good emperors, bad emperors: The function of physiognomic representation in Suetonius’ De vita Caesarum and common sense physiognomics — Gian Franco Chiai (pp. 203-226)
10. Physiognomy, ekphrasis, and the ‘ethnographicising’ register in the second sophistic — Antti Lampinen (pp. 227-270)
11. Representing the insane — Maria Gerolemou (pp. 271-282)

Part III: Semitic traditions
12. The question of ekphrasis in ancient Levantine narrative — Cory Crawford (pp. 285-320)
13. Physiognomy as a secret for the king. The chapter on physiognomy in the pseudo-Aristotelian “Secret of Secrets” — Regula Forster (pp.
14. Ekphrasis of a manuscript (MS London, British Library, Or. 12070).
Is the “London Physiognomy” a fake or a “semi-fake,” and is it a witness to the Secret of Secrets (Sirr al-Asrār) or to one of its sources? — Emily Cottrell (pp. 347-442)
15. A lost Greek text on physiognomy by Archelaos of Alexandria in Arabic translation transmitted by Ibn Abī Ṭālib al-Dimashqī: An edition and translation of the fragments with glossaries of the Greek, Syriac, and Arabic traditions — Johannes Thomann (pp. 443-484)

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