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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 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Interrogating the magic-gender connection / Kimberly B. Stratton -- From goddess to hag: the Greek and the Roman witch in classical literature / Barbette Stanley Spaeth -- "The most worthy of women is a mistress of magic": women as witches and ritual practitioners in I Enoch and rabbinic sources / Rebecca Lesses -- Gendering heavenly secrets?: women, angels, and the problem of misogyny and "magic" / Annette Yoshiko
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly B Stratton; Dayna S Kalleres
ISBN: 9780195342710 0195342712 9780195342703 0195342704
OCLC Number: 877369422
Description: xv, 533 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Interrogating the magic-gender connection / Kimberly B. Stratton --
From goddess to hag: the Greek and the Roman witch in classical literature / Barbette Stanley Spaeth --
"The most worthy of women is a mistress of magic": women as witches and ritual practitioners in I Enoch and rabbinic sources / Rebecca Lesses --
Gendering heavenly secrets?: women, angels, and the problem of misogyny and "magic" / Annette Yoshiko Reed --
Magic, abjection, and gender in Roman literature / Kimberly B. Stratton --
Magic accusations against women in Tacitus's Annals / Elizabeth Ann Pollard --
Drunken hags with amulets and prostitutes with erotic spells: the re-feminization of magic in late antique Christian homilies / Dayna S. Kelleres --
The bishop, the pope, and the prophetess: rival ritual experts in third-century Cappadocia / Ayşe Tuzlak --
Living images of the divine: female theurgists in late antiquity / Nicola Denzey Lewis --
Sorceresses and sorcerers in early Christian tours of Hell / Kirsti Barrett Copeland --
The social context of women's erotic magic in antiquity / David Frankfurter --
Cheating women: curse tablets and Roman wives / Pauline Ripat --
Saffron, spices, and sorceresses: magic bowls and the Bavli / Yaakov Elman --
Victimology, or: how to deal with untimely death / Fritz Graf --
A Gospel amulet for Joannia (P. Oxy. VIII 1151) / Annemarie Luijendijk.
Responsibility: edited by Kimberly B. Stratton with 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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