Materia Magica: The Archaeology of Magic in Roman Egypt, Cyprus, and Spain

Materia Magica: The Archaeology of Magic in Roman Egypt, Cyprus, and Spain

by Andrew T. Wilburn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780472036608
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Series: New Texts from Ancient Cultures Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Andrew T. Wilburn is Associate Professor of Classics at Oberlin College.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations xiii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Finding Magic in the Archaeological Record 12

Chapter 2 Materia Magica 54

Chapter 3 Identifying the Remains of Magic in the Village of Karanis 95

Chapter 4 Practitioners and Craft at Amathous, Cyprus 169

Chapter 5 Three Curses from Empúries and Their Social Implications 219

Chapter 6 The Archaeology of Magic 254

Appendixes 273

Appendix 1 The Excavations at Karanis 275

Appendix 2 Bones from Karanis Areas 262 and 265 284

Bibliography 287

Index 327

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