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
     
 

This collection challenges the tendency among scholars of ancient Greece to see magical and religious ritual as mutually exclusive and to ignore "magical" practices in Greek religion. The contributors survey specific bodies of archaeological, epigraphical, and papyrological evidence for magical practices in the Greek world, and, in each case, determine

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This collection challenges the tendency among scholars of ancient Greece to see magical and religious ritual as mutually exclusive and to ignore "magical" practices in Greek religion. The contributors survey specific bodies of archaeological, epigraphical, and papyrological evidence for magical practices in the Greek world, and, in each case, determine 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
Product dimensions:
9.19(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.74(d)

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