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Witchcraft and magic in Europe : ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Bengt Ankarloo; Stuart Clark
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.
Series: Witchcraft and magic in Europe.
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Genre/Form: History
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: 670027517
Description: xvi, 395 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Binding Spells: Curse Tablets and Voodoo Dolls in the Greek and Roman Worlds / Daniel Ogden --
The Curse Tablets: An Overview --
The Development of the Curse Tablets across Time --
The Process of Manufacture --
Deposition Sites: Graves and the Dead --
Other Deposition Sites --
The Fundamental Nature of the Idiom of Binding --
The Importance of Twistedness --
Categorisation --
Litigation Curses --
Competition Curses --
Trade Curses --
Erotic Curses --
Prayers for Justice --
The Powers Addressed --
Voces magicae, Letters, Shapes and Images --
Amulets, Protection against Cursing and the Magical 'Arms Race' --
Professionalism and Specialisation --
Gender --
Class --
Voodoo Dolls --
The Origins of the Culture of Greek Binding-Curses --
Did Ancient Binding Magic 'Work'? --
Binding Spells and the Definition of Magic --
Witches and Sorcerers in Classical Literature / Georg Luck --
Concepts and Semantics --
The Conventional Image of the Sorcerer --
The Sorcerer's Apprenticeship --
Circe --
Odysseus in the Land of the Dead --
Medea --
Deianira's Involuntary Black Magic --
The Hellenized Magi --
Moses the Magician --
Solomon the Sorcerer --
Orpheus, Pythagoras and Empedocles --
Nectanebus --
The Amateur Witch of Theocritus --
Nigidius Figulus, Mystery Man --
Vergil's Witch --
Dido, the Tragic Queen --
Canidia, the Love-Witch --
Witches in the Latin Love Elegy --
Jesus of Nazareth --
Simon Magus --
Apollonius of Tyana --
Lucan's Superwitch, Erictho --
Petronius' Sorceress --
Apuleius' Spiritual Journey --
Lucian on Magicians --
Lucian, Alexander or the False Prophet --
Plotinus and the Egyptian Priest --
Plotinus and the Evil Sorcerer --
The Theurgist as Magos --
Hecate and the Theurgist --
Sosipatra, a 'Divine Woman', and Antoninus, her Son --
A Necromantic Scene in a Love Romance --
The Sorcerer Unmasked --
The Bishop Dabbles in Magic --
Imagining Greek and Roman Magic / Richard Gordon --
The Marvellous --
The Category of Magic and its Practitioners --
Magic Good to Think --
Magic as Other --
The Magic of Everyday: Love Magic in Action --
The Night Witch --
Magic as Specious and Vain --
Magic Explained --
The Power of Words (1) --
Effluences and Atoms --
Pulling down the Moon --
Daemones --
Magic in History --
Natural Magic --
The Power of Words (2) --
The Repression of Magic --
The Greek World in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods --
The Roman Republic and Principate --
The Demonisation of Magic and Sorcery in Late Antiquity: Christian Redefinitions of Pagan Religions / Valerie Flint --
Demons of the Classical World --
The Demons of Jewish Tradition --
The Apostolic Period of Christian History --
Monastic Demons --
Demons, Magic and the World of 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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