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(mid/late 2nd cent. ad),

of Ephesus but called himself ‘of Daldis’ after his mother's native city in Lydia, whose chief deity Apollo instigated his work on predictive dreams. His Onirocritica, the product of travels to collect dreams and their outcomes and of study of the numerous earlier works on the subject, is the only extant ancient dream‐book. It is of interest both for its categories of dream interpretation and for its religious and social assumptions.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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