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Apomasaris apotelesmata : siue de significatis et eventis insomniorvm, ex Indorum, Persarum, Ægyptiorumque disciplina, Depromptus ex Io. Sambvci V.C., Bibliotheca liber, Io. Leunclaio interprete.

Apomasaris apotelesmata : siue de significatis et eventis insomniorvm, ex Indorum, Persarum, Ægyptiorumque disciplina, Depromptus ex Io. Sambvci V.C., Bibliotheca liber, Io. Leunclaio interprete.
  • Author(s):
    Abū Maʻshar, -886; Muḥammad ibn Sīrīn, -728 or 729
    Abū Maʻshar, -886; Muḥammad ibn Sīrīn, -728 or 729
  • Date:
    1577
  • Place:
    Francofvrti
  • Keywords:
    9th century, Sleep, Frankfurt
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Rare first edition of this important work on the interpretation of dreams, sometimes attributed to Ahmad Ibn Sirin, but more likely to be the work of Albumasar (Apomasar being a further corruption of the usual Latin corruption of Abu Mashar). The original Arabic text is lost, but it survives in Greek (also held in the Arcadian collection). This extensive work is drawn mainly from Indian, Persian, and Egyptian sources, comparing their different interpretations and particularly mentioning interpreters of dreams of the kings and pharaohs of those countries. According to the preface, the interpretation will differ depending on status, wealth and gender and the dreamer and the time of the dream. For example, to see a tree blossom is a good sign in spring but a bad one in autumn.

  • Author(s):
    Abū Maʻshar, -886; Muḥammad ibn Sīrīn, -728 or 729
    Abū Maʻshar, -886; Muḥammad ibn Sīrīn, -728 or 729
  • Date:
    1577
  • Place:
    Francofvrti
  • Keywords:
    9th century, Sleep, Frankfurt
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Short Title:
    Apomasaris apotelesmata, sive de significatis et eventis insomniorum, ex indorum, persarum, Aegyptiorumque disciplina. Depromptus ex io. Sambuci V.c. Bibliotheca liber, io.leunclaio interprete
  • Alternative Title:
    Apomas: de significatis insomniorum
  • Language:
    Latin
  • Content type:
    Single-volume work