The Magical Treatise of Solomon, or Hygromanteia

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The Magical Treatise of Solomon, or Hygromanteia is the ultimate grimoire — the absolute foundation of ceremonial magic. The true source of the Key of Solomon, it is arguably the most significant magical text in the world. For the first time ever, this extraordinary work has been translated from the original Greek into English, allowing magic scholars worldwide to finally access its treasures. The translator, Ioannis Marathakis, is a native born Greek academic with an extensive knowledge of ceremonial magic. ...

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The Magical Treatise of Solomon, or Hygromanteia is the ultimate grimoire — the absolute foundation of ceremonial magic. The true source of the Key of Solomon, it is arguably the most significant magical text in the world. For the first time ever, this extraordinary work has been translated from the original Greek into English, allowing magic scholars worldwide to finally access its treasures. The translator, Ioannis Marathakis, is a native born Greek academic with an extensive knowledge of ceremonial magic. Unlike the abridged Latin translation, this groundbreaking work is the complete text, now arranged in its proper order.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780738731407
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/8/2012
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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Ioannis Marathakis (Athens, Greece) was born in Greece. He studied Theology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, attending classes concerning the history of religion, history of philosophy, ancient Greek, Latin and Hebrew language, as well as Byzantine literature and palaeography. He is the author of a history of Solomonic literature, Anazetontas ten Kleida tou Solomonta (Searching for the Key of Solomon, 2007).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Bibliographic Note 6

Contents 7

List of Figures 8

List of Tables 11

Foreword 12

Introduction 14

The Manuscripts 18

Analysis of the Contents of the Magical Treatise 33

Translations of Manuscripts of the Magical Treatise 114

Bononiensis Univers. 3632 115

Neapolitanus II C. 33 134

Harleianus 5596 146

Vindobonensis Phil. Gr. 108 200

Parisinus Gr. 2419 204

Mediolanensis H 2 infer. 220

Athonicus Dion. 282 223

Monacensis Gr. 70 225

Atheniensis 1265 252

Gennadianus 45 298

Petropolitanus Academicus 331

Atheniensis 115 345

Appendix - Chapter Analysis of the different Manuscripts 362

Bibliography 366

Index 372

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