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Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World

Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World
Author: Matthew W Dickie - Matthew W. Dickie
ISBN 13: 9780415311298
ISBN 10: 415311292
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2003-02-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 392
List Price: $46.95

This study is the first to assemble the evidence for the existence of sorcerers and sorceresses in the ancient world. It also addresses the question of their identity and social origins. The underside of Greek and Roman society-holy men and women, conjurors and wonder-workers, and the lives of prostitutes, procuresses, charioteers, and theatrical performers-is examined in full detail.