Ancient Magic and Ritual Power

Ancient Magic and Ritual Power

by Marvin Meyer

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Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
Religions in the Graeco-Roman World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.41(d)

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Table of Contents

Selected Bibliography8
ITrading Places13
IIExcluding the Charming: The Development of the Greek Concept of Magic29
IIIThe Religious, Social, and Legal Parameters of Traditional Egyptian Magic43
IVHittite Military Rituals63
VRitual Meals in the Hittite Cult77
VIMagical Uses of Ancient Mesopotamian Festivals of the Dead93
VIIThe "Witch" of En-Dor, 1 Samuel 28, and Ancient Near Eastern Necromancy111
VIIIThe Magician as Outsider in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament131
IXCharming Criminals: Classification of Magic in the Babylonian Talmud145
XMagical Piety in Ancient and Medieval Judaism167
XIThe Adjuration of the Prince of the Presence: Performative Utterance in a Jewish Ritual185
XIINew Greek Magical and Divinatory Texts in Berlin209
XIIIGreek Exorcistic Amulets243
XIVSupernatural Assistants in the Greek Magical Papyri279
XVThe Mystodokos and the Dark-Eyed Maidens: Multicultural Influences on a Late-Hellenistic Incantation297
XVI"May she neither eat nor drink": Love Magic and Vows of Abstinence335
XVIIDefining the Dreadful: Remarks on the Greek Child-Killing Demon361
XVIIISinging Away Snakebite: Lucan's Magical Cures391
XIXSatan's Fall in Coptic Magic401
XXMagical Bowls and Manichaeans419
XXIMagic, Women, and Heresy in the Late Empire: The Case of the Priscillianists435
XXIINarrating Power: The Theory and Practice of the Magical Historiola in Ritual Spells457

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