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Daughters of Hecate : women and magic in the ancient world

Author: Kimberly B Stratton; Dayna S Kalleres
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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This volume unites for the first time research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Greco-Roman culture. The book's unique strength derives from bringing together diverse critical methodologies of scholars working in related ancient fields and is divided into three sections that reflect distinct perspectives: 1. Fiction and fantasy: gendering  Read more...
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Daughters of Hecate
(DLC) 2014001799
(OCoLC)877369422
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly B Stratton; Dayna S Kalleres
ISBN: 9780199711550 0199711550 9780199387748 0199387745
OCLC Number: 889812966
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Interrogating the Magic�Gender Connection""; ""Kimberly B. Stratton""; ""Part I Fiction and Fantasy: Gendering Magic in Ancient Literature""; ""2 From Goddess to Hag: The Greek and the Roman Witch in Classical Literature""; ""Barbette Stanley Spaeth""; ""3 “The Most Worthy of Women is a Mistress of Magic� : Women as Witches and Ritual Practitioners in 1 Enoch and Rabbinic Sources""; ""Rebecca Lesses""; ""4 Gendering Heavenly Secrets?""; ""Annette Yoshiko Reed""; ""5 Magic, Abjection, and Gender in Roman Literature""; ""Kimberly B. Stratton"" ""Part II Gender and Magic Discourse in Practice""""6 Magic Accusations against Women in Tacitus�s Annals""; ""Elizabeth Ann Pollard""; ""Drunken Hags with Amuletsand Prostitutes with Erotic Spells :The Re-Feminization of Magic in LateAntique Christian Homilies""; ""Dayna S. Kalleres""; ""7 Drunken Hags with Amuletsand Prostitutes with Erotic Spells :The Re-Feminization of Magic in LateAntique Christian Homilies""; ""Dayna S. Kalleres""; ""8 The Bishop, the Pope, and the Prophetess: Rival Ritual Experts in Third-Century Cappadocia""; ""Ayse Tuzlak"" ""9 Living Images of the Divine: Female Theurgists in Late Antiquity""""Nicola Denzey Lewis""; ""10 Sorceresses and Sorcerers in Early Christian Tours of Hell""; ""Kirsti Barrett Copeland""; ""Part III Gender, Magic, and the Material Record""; ""11 The Social Context of Women�s Erotic Magic in Antiquity""; ""David Frankfurter""; ""12 Cheating Women: Curse Tablets and Roman Wives""; ""Pauline Ripat""; ""13 Saffron, Spices, and Sorceresses: Magic Bowls and the Bavli""; ""Yaakov Elman""; ""14 Victimology or: How to Deal with Untimely Death""; ""Fritz Graf"" ""15 A Gospel Amulet for Joannia (P. Oxy. VIII 1151)""""AnneMarie Luijendijk""; ""Bibliography""; ""Citation Index""; ""Subject Index""
Other Titles: Women and magic in the ancient world
Responsibility: edited by Kimberly B. Stratton with Dayna S. Kalleres.

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