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Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion

 
 
 
 
Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780195111408
ISBN 10: 195111400
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1997-02-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
List Price: $56.00
 
 

This collection challenges the tendency among scholars of ancient Greece to see magical and religious ritual as mutually exclusive and to ignore "magical" practices in Greek religion. The contributors survey specific bodies of archaeological, epigraphical, and papyrological evidence for magical practices in the Greek world, and, in each case, determine whether the traditional dichotomy between magic and religion helps in any way to conceptualize the objective features of the evidence examined. Contributors include Christopher A. Faraone, J.H.M. Strubbe, H.S. Versnel, Roy Kotansky, John Scarborough, Samuel Eitrem, Fritz Graf, John J. Winkler, Hans Dieter Betz, and C.R. Phillips.