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Daughters of Hecate women and magic in the ancient world

Author: Dayna S Kalleres; Kimberly B Stratton
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dayna S Kalleres; Kimberly B Stratton
ISBN: 9780199387748 0199387745 9780195342703 0195342704
OCLC Number: 1011094291
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (1 online resource)
Contents: Preface ; 1. Interrogating the Magic-Gender Connection - Kimberly B. Stratton ; Part I. Fiction and Fantasy: Gendering Magic in 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? Women, Angels, and the Problem of Misogyny and "Magic" - 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 ; 7. Drunken Hags with Amulets and Prostitutes with Erotic Spells: The Re-Feminization of Magic in Late Antique 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
Responsibility: Kimberly B. Stratton and Dayna S. Kalleres

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Daughters of Hecate presents a diverse collection of essays on the topic of women and magic in the ancient Mediterranean world. The book gathers investigations by leading scholars from the fields of  Read more...

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