Book: Babylonian-Assyrian Birth Omens and Their Cultural Significance
Author: Morris Jastrow





Babylonian-Assyrian Birth Omens and Their Cultural Significance By Morris Jastrow

Format: Free Scanned PDF
Pages (PDF): 97
Publication Date: 1914

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Summary:

A study of birth omens in ancient Babylon and Assyria. Chapters include: Divination in Babylonia and Assyria; Three chief methods: hepatoscopy, astrology and birth-omens; Omen collections in Ashurbanapal's Library; Animal Birth-omens; Double foetus; Multiple births among ewes; Malformation of mouth, nostrils, jaws, arms, lips, hands; Talking infants, with bearded lips and teeth; Resemblances between human and animal features; Study of Human Physiognomy based on birth-omens; and, Study of Human Physiognomy among Greeks and Romans.


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