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Title Seeing the face, seeing the soul : Polemon's Physiognomy from classical antiquity to medieval Islam / edited by Simon Swain ; with contributions by George Boys-Stones [and others]
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource (ix, 699 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Simon Swain. pt. I. Antiquity. Physiognomy and ancient psychological theory / George Boys-Stone -- Polemon's Physiognomy / Simon Swain -- Physiognomics: art and text / Jaś Elsner. pt. II. Islam. The Islamic background to Polemon's treatise / Robert Hoyland -- The semiotic paradigm: physiognomy and medicine in Islamic culture / Antonella Ghersetti -- Polemon's Physiognomy in the Arabic tradition / Antonella Ghersetti with Simon Swain. pt. III. Texts and translations. A new edition and translation of the Leiden Polemon / Robert Hoyland -- The Istanbul Polemon (TK Recension): edition and translation of the introduction / Antonella Ghersetti -- The Physiognomy of Adamantius the Sophist / Ian Repath -- Anonymus Latinus, Book of Physiognomy / Ian Repatyh. Appendix: The Physiognomy attributed to Aristotle / Simon Swain
Summary Polemon of Laodicea's Physiognomy explains how to detect someone's character from their appearance. The original 2nd-century text has been lost, but this collection of essays presents translations of the surviving Greek, Latin, and Arabic versions together with a series of masterly studies on the Physiognomy's origins, function, and legacy. - ;Polemon of Laodicea (near modern Denizli, south-west Turkey) was a wealthy Greek aristocrat and a key member of the intellectual movement known as the Second Sophistic. Among his works was the Physiognomy, a manual on how to tell character from appearanc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-690) and index
Notes Includes excerps from the original text in Arabic, Greek, and Latin
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Subject 880-01 Polemo, Antonius, approximately 88-145. Physiognomy
880-01/(S Πολέμων, π. 88-145. Φυσιογνωμικά
Polemo, Antonius, approximately 88-145 Physiognomica
Polemon, Marcus Antonius 90-145 De Pysiognomonia liber
Physiognomy -- History
Islam -- history
Psychological Theory
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- General.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Swain, Simon.
Boys-Stones, G. R.
ISBN 9781429491914