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Magic and magicians in the Greco-Roman world

Author: Matthew Dickie
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study is the first to assemble the evidence for the existence of sorcerors and sorceresses in the ancient world. Compelling and revealing in the breadth of evidence employed this will be an  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Dickie
ISBN: 0415249821 9780415249829 9780203164303 020316430X
OCLC Number: 45951576
Description: viii, 380 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The formation and nature of the Greek concept of magic --
Sorcerers in the fifth and fourth centuries BC --
Sorceresses in the Athens of the fifth and fourth centuries BC --
Sorcerers in the Greek world of the Hellenistic period (300-1 BC) --
Magic as a distinctive category in Roman thought --
Constraints on magicians in the Late Roman Republic and under the Empire --
Sorcerers and sorceresses in Rome in the Middle and Late Republic and under the Early Empire --
Witches and magicians in the provinces of the Roman Empire until the time of Constantine --
Constraints on magicians under a Christian empire --
Sorcerers and sorceresses from Constantine to the end of the seventh century AD.
Responsibility: Matthew W. Dickie.
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