Gore, for example, (the author of "Cecil,") a lady who quotes all tongues from the Chaldaean
to Chickasaw, and is helped to her learning, "as needed," upon a systematic plan, by Mr.
Among their topics are the daimon and the choice of life in Plotinus' thought, demons and angels in the Chaldaean
Oracles, daimones in Porphyry's On the Cave of the Nymphs, evil demons in De Mysteriis: assessing the Iamblichean critique of Porphyry's demonology, the angels in Proclus: messengers of the gods, and Dionysius the Areopagite on angels: self-constitution versus constituting gifts.
In Menippus, the hero, the third-century Cynic Menippus of Gadara, descends to Hades in search of true wisdom--not without the assistance of Mithrobarzanes, a Chaldaean
sorcerer (24)--only to discover in the indistinguishable dead the vanity of human wishes, thus mocking pretentious, confused, hypocritical, and self-important moralists (for More, read scholastics).
Halleux and Schamp place the poem in the 2nd century at the time of the Chaldaean
Oracles attributed to Julian the Chaldaean
and Julian the Theurgist (p.
The Babylonian-Elam Connections in the Chaldaean
and Achaemenid Periods (Part One).
Indus Kohistani [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'a pearl necklace; a diamond (it is said that it emits light by itself at night)', Pashto maryalara 'a pearl', Sogdian (Middle Iranian) m[??]ryart 'pearl', Avar language (North Caucasian) margal 'pearl', Chaldaean
margal, maregale 'pearl', Armenian markarid 'pearl', Persian marvarid 'pearl', Gothic markreitas, Walachian margarita, merjeritarju, Albanian margaritar, Greek [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], Latin margarita 'lapis indicus', etc.
Both the young Gellius and Lucius display forms of behaviour that their spiritual fathers would not necessarily approve of or identify with in their role of mature intellectual, such as an unbridled thirst for all kinds of knowledge--even illicit and fraudulent knowledge magic; Chaldaean
astrology) (25)--and the tendency to follow powerful charismatic teachers, without critical reflection on what is truly useful, enlightening, and educative.
Lewy, Hans (1978) Chaldaean
oracles and theurgy: mysticism, magic and Platonism in the later Roman Empire.
True bibliophiles will enjoy Davies' erudite tracing of the grimoires tradition through two millennia of faked dates, spurious authorship and pretended translations from the 'original' Latin or Hebrew or even Chaldaean
. Other readers may skip ahead to Davies' fascinating account of the 'democratisation' of grimoires in the 19th and 20th centuries.
From the start, there were the unfavourable omens that confronted him from when he began his final approach to Babylon, first with the warning from the Chaldaean