Träume statt Theurgie
Zum Traumbuch des Synesios (Περὶ ἐνυπνίων / De insomniis)
Keywords:Synesius, dreams, divination, theurgy, philosophy
In his work De insomniis (On Dreams), Synesios adopts a rather critical view of theurgy, resembling Porphyry’s attitude; his wording shows polemical exaggeration. His insistence on the usefulness of dream revelation for hunting might be read as a (not too serious) claim to the divine inspiration of his work κυνηγετικαί.
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