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Published: 10 May 2007

600 Pages | 7 halftones, 4 figures

ISBN: 9780199291533

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Seeing the Face, Seeing the Soul

Polemon's Physiognomy from Classical Antiquity to Medieval Islam

Edited by Simon Swain
With chapters by George Boys-Stones, Jas Elsner, Antonella Ghersetti, Robert Hoyland, Ian Repath, and Simon Swain

  • Collects and translates the major surviving Greek, Latin, and Arabic versions of Polemon's Physiognomy
  • Explores key issues in the political and social culture of the High Roman Empire
  • Promotes awareness of the importance of Muslims in preserving and developing the Greek origins of Western culture