World Theory Sample TOCs by Topic: Allegory


  • Rig Veda (1700-1000 BCE), Hymns to Vāc (on speech and language)
  • Macrobius (c. 400), from Commentary on the Dream of Scipio
  • Bede (673–735), from Concerning Figures and Tropes (on allegory)
  • Ruth Rabbah (600-700), later classic rabbinic midrash (Neusner’s discussion)
  • Ibn Rushd (1126–98, aka Averroes), selections (on mimesis and figurative language)
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), from Conversations with Eckermann
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), from Biographia Literaria
  • Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939), “Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming” and/or from The Interpretation of Dreams

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