Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Sourcebook

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Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Sourcebook
Authors: Daniel Ogden (Editor)
Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9780195303209
ISBN 1009195303202
Categorie: Religion – Spirituality
Pages: 368 / 360
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Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Sourcebook Daniel Ogden (Editor)

In a culture where the supernatural possessed an immediacy now strange to us, magic was of great importance both in the literary and mythic tradition and in ritual practice. Recently, ancient magic has hit a high in popularity, both as an area of scholarly inquiry and as one of general,popular interest. In Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds Daniel Ogden presents three hundred texts in new translations, along with brief but explicit commentaries. This is the first book in the field to unite extensive selections from both literary and documentary sources.Alongside descriptions of sorcerers, witches, and ghosts in the works of ancient writers, it reproduces curse tablets, spells from ancient magical recipe books, and inscriptions from magical amulets. Each translation is followed by a commentary that puts it in context within ancient culture andconnects the passage to related passages in this volume. Authors include the well known (Sophocles, Herodotus, Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, Pliny) and the less familiar, and extend across the whole of Greco-Roman antiquity. Categories:
Religion – Spirituality
Year:
2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Language:
english
Pages:
368 / 360
ISBN 10:
0195303202
ISBN 13:
9780195303209
File:
04 MB

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