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Seeing the Face, Seeing the Soul: Polemon's Physiognomy from Classical Antiquity to Medieval Islam
By Simon Swain, G. R. Boys-Stones, Jas Elsner, Antonella Ghersetti, Robert Hoyland
Contributor Simon Swain, G. R. Boys-Stones, Jas Elsner, Antonella Ghersetti, Robert Hoyland
Edition: illustrated
Published by Oxford University Press, 2007
ISBN 0199291535, 9780199291533
699 pages

Polemon of Laodicea (near modern Denizli, south-west Turkey) was a wealthy Greek aristocrat and a key member of the intellectual movement known as the Second Sophistic. Among his works was the Physiognomy, a manual on how to tell character from appearance, thus enabling its readers to choose friends and avoid enemies on sight. Its formula of detailed instruction and personal reminiscence proved so successful that the book was re-edited in the fourth century by Adamantius in Greek, translated and adapted by an unknown Latin author of the same era, and translated in the early Middle Ages into Syriac and Arabic. The surviving versions of Adamantius, Anonymus Latinus, and the Leiden Arabic more than make up for the loss of the original.

The present volume is the work of a team of leading Classicists and Arabists. The main surviving versions in Greek and Latin are translated into English for the first time. The Leiden Arabic translation is authoritatively re-edited and translated, as is a sample of the alternative Arabic Polemon. The texts and translations are introduced by a series of masterly studies that tell the story of the origins, function, and legacy of Polemon's work, a legacy especially rich in Islam. The story of the Physiognomy is the story of how one man's obsession with identifying enemies came to be taken up in the fascinating transmission of Greek thought into Arabic.

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This will primarily be of interest to those with an interest and/or background in humoural theory, personology, phrenology, Chinese face reading, etc. The main difference between this system and others is that it includes interpretations of body and eye movement, iris color and consistency, muscle tone, hair color and thickness (including body hair and eyebrows) and so on, along with animal parallels and masculine/feminine implications. As far as I know, it's the only English-language book on the subject.

However, it should be noted that the treatment is comprehensive (as one would expect for a 700 page academic work), ranging over history, cultural interchange and philosophical, medical, religious, political and social ramifications and effects. The original Greek, Arabic and Latin texts are included side-by-side with the translations.


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