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Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Artemidorus, Dream Interpretation 1.81

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αὐτὸ μὲν τὸ καθεύδειν δοκεῖν ἄπρακτον, καὶ τὸ μέλλειν ὑπνοῦν καὶ αὐτὸ ἄπρακτον καὶ πονηρὸν πᾶσι πλὴν τῶν φοβουμένων ἢ βασάνους προσδοκώντων· πάσης γὰρ ἀπαλλάττει φροντίδος καὶ παντὸς δέους ὁ ὕπνος.

When one dreams that one is asleep, this is itself an indication of a lack of success; and when one dreams of being about to sleep, this is itself an indication of a lack of success and is a bad sign for everyone except for those who are afraid or who are expecting tortures. For sleep rids one of care and of all fear.

 

Written by aleatorclassicus

October 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Artemidorus

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