Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome

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Valerie Irene Jane Flint
A&C Black, 1999 - Počet stran: 395
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This volume brings together new research into the place of witchcraft and magic in Greek and Roman culture and society. Topics covered include the practice of sorcery, the portrayal of witches and sorcerers in classical literature, and legal and philosophical attitudes to magic.
 

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Four separate essays on magical acts and attitudes in Greece and Rome. Dry but well researched. Bibliography, index, in-text notes. Made especially difficult by difficulty of keeping names straight ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Like all the books in this series, very good, worth having and far too expensive. This is not a beginner's book, but rather assumes some knowledge of the field. Useful and worth having but supplement it with Graf, at the very least. Přečíst celou recenzi

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The Development of the Curse Tablets across Time
6
Graves and the Dead
15
Other Deposition Sites
23
The Importance of Twistedness
29
The Powers Addressed
44
Amulets Protection against Cursing and the Magical Arms Race
51
Gender
60
Class
67
Lucans Superwitch Erictho
137
Plotinus and the Egyptian Priest
148
The Bishop Dabbles in Magic
155
Introduction
161
The Marvellous
168
The Category of Magic and its Practitioners
178
Magic Good to Think
191
The Repression of Magic
243

The Origins of the Culture of Greek BindingCurses
79
Binding Spells and the Definition of Magic
85
WITCHES AND SORCERERS IN CLASSICAL
91
Concepts and Semantics
97
The Sorcerers Apprenticeship
107
Deianiras Involuntary Black Magic
114
The Amateur Witch of Theocritus
120
Apollonius of Tyana
130
Bibliographical Essay
266
THE DEMONISATION OF MAGIC
277
The Demons of Jewish Tradition
292
Monastic Demons
310
Christian Redefinitions of Pagan Religions
324
Conclusion
347
Index
379
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Richard Gordon enlisted in the US Army in August 1940 for duty in the Phillippines. On April 11, 1942, he was captured by the Japanese and remained a prisoner until September 4, 1945, when his camp was liberated by the British and Americans.

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