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Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Bengt Ankarloo; Stuart Clark
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.
Series: Witchcraft and magic in Europe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The chronological scope of this volume ranges from the heroic age of Homer's Greek East to the time of the rise of Christianity, a period of well over a thousand years. In this long millennium the political and cultural landscapes of the Mediterranean basin underwent significant changes, as competing creeds and denominations rose to the fore, and often accused each other of sorcery.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ancient Greece and Rome.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999
(OCoLC)624472825
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bengt Ankarloo; Stuart Clark
ISBN: 0812235177 9780812235173 0812217055 9780812217056
OCLC Number: 41096212
Description: xvi, 395 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Binding spells: curse tablets and voodoo dolls in the Greek and Roman worlds --
Witches and sorcerers in classical literature --
Imagining Greek and Roman magic --
The demonisation of magic and sorcery in late antiquity: Christian redefinitions of pagan religions.
Series Title: Witchcraft and magic in Europe.
Responsibility: edited by Bengt Ankarloo and Stuart Clark.

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The chronological scope of this volume ranges from the heroic age of Homer's Greek East to the time of the rise of Christianity, a period of well over a thousand years. In this long millennium the political and cultural landscapes of the Mediterranean basin underwent significant changes, as competing creeds and denominations rose to the fore, and often accused each other of sorcery.

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