Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion / Edition 1

Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion / Edition 1

by Christopher A. Faraone, Dirk(Ed.) Obbink, Dirk Obbink
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195111400

ISBN-13: 9780195111408

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This well-researched and inspiring collection of ten essays by leading American and European scholars challenges the tendency among scholars of Greek religion to ignore what have traditionally been called "magical" practices in ancient Greece. Disputing the preconceived notion that a clear dichotomy exists between magical and religious ritual, the essays

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This well-researched and inspiring collection of ten essays by leading American and European scholars challenges the tendency among scholars of Greek religion to ignore what have traditionally been called "magical" practices in ancient Greece. Disputing the preconceived notion that a clear dichotomy exists between magical and religious ritual, the essays survey specific bodies of archaeological, epigraphical, and papyrological evidence for magical practices in the Greek world, determining in each case whether the traditional dichotomy between magic and religion helps in any way to conceptualize the objective features of the evidence examined. Contributors include Christopher A. Faraone, J.H.M. Strubbe, H.S. Versnel, Roy Kotansky, John Scarborough, Samuel Eitrem, Fritz Graf, John J. Winkler, Hans Dieter Betz, and C.R. Phillips.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195111408
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,068,241
Product dimensions:
9.19(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.74(d)

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