50) In the immediate case it was presently decided to hand Alexander over to be embalmed by Chaldaeans
and Egyptians (Curtius 10.
Comparing a Chaldaean
effigy to a prominent Alabama Jew, Nott observed that Jews have remained unchanged "from Mesopotamia to Mobile for at least 5,500 years.
I cannot explain the mechanics of the Aramaization of the Eastern Mediterranean, though the Assyrian and Chaldaean
practice of large-scale transfer of populations surely played a role in the Aramaization of Mesopotamia, and it would be reasonable to suppose it to have been a factor in Syria-Palestine, too.
5), taken the fateful step of entering Babylon: wounded in his soul by Chaldaean
prophecy, Diodorus says, but healed by Anaxarchus and the philosophical corps of the Macedonian army.
It is interesting to note that Apuleius professed some knowledge of Chaldaean
while dining with the witch Pamphile and her miserly husband Milo, Lucius recounts how once in his home town of Corinth, a Chaldaean
visitor told his fortune, claiming that 'he would turn into a great history and an incredible story and books to boot' (nunc historiam magnam et incredundam fabulam et libros me futurum, 2.
astronomers incorporated sexagesimal notation into astronomical tables in the Hellenistic period, and the Greeks embraced this convention in their mathematical astronomy.
Albright, "Cilicia and Babylonia under the Chaldaean
Kings," BASOR 120 (1950): 22-25.
Brisson next offers a remarkably nuanced portrayal of Kronos as summit of the intellective hebdomad in Proclus's interpretation of the Chaldaean
founder of the Parsee religion, and to the Chaldaean
civilisation who were believed to be the most ancient sources.
Iamblichus, Synesius, and the Chaldaean
Oracles in Marsilio Ficino's De vita libri tres: hermetic magic or neo-platonic magic?
97) It was assumed that inspired texts, which included those of Plato, the Chaldaean
Oracles, Homer, etc.
Interesting legend-motifs are given extensive coverage, such as the Chaldaean
tale of Abraham in the furnace, or the role of Abraham as an astronomer.
Magic described the ziggurat as a "sanctuary and observatory for the stars.
For the Chaldaean
city of Sa-amile, see Luckenbill 1924: 53; Unger 1938: 35; Dietrich 1970: 39, 55-57 (about the circumstances of 673); Parpola 1970: 328.