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Mnemonics
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1. Memory in the Classical World

In Greek mythology Memory – Mnemosyne – was a goddess beloved of Zeus who gave birth to the Muses, the divinities who would preside over poets and their art. Mnemosyne was the guardian not only of the secrets of beauty, but also those of knowledge, since in her hands she held the threads of the past, the present and the f…

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Bolzoni, Lina, “Mnemonics”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 15 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_241>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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