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Bibil Identifier bibil:155883
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Magic in the Ancient Greek World
Author Collins, Derek
Series Blackwell Ancient Religions
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 49247
Place 938:2
Department Antiquité
Publishing house Blackwell Publishing
Place Malden / Oxford / Victoria
ISBN 978-1-4051-3239-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 207 Pages
xiv Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Magic in the Ancient Greek World is an innovative introduction to the practice of magic during the classical period. This book develops a framework for understanding the role of magic in Greek life. Thematically organized around detailed case studies of individual types of magic, this volume examines the use of spells, drugs, binding curses, figurines, and the specialists who offered them. Collins reveals how each of these magical practices worked and the cultural structures that allowed them to occur. Original and insightful, Magic in the Ancient Greek World takes the reader inside both the social imagination and the ritual reality that made magic possible in ancient Greece.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Magic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion
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