Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds A Sourcebook

ISBN-10: 0195385209
ISBN-13: 9780195385205
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: Daniel Ogden
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Abbreviations
Introduction
Greek Sorcerers
Shamans
Sorcerers, Mages, Beggar-Priests and (Orphic) Initiators
Evocators
Ventriloquists
Alien Sorcerers
Persian Mages
Chaldaeans and Syrians
Egyptians
The Rivals of Jesus
Apollonius of Tyana
Alexander of Abonouteichos
Simon Magus
Medea and Circe
Medea
Circe
Witches in Greek Literature
The Deianeira Tradition
Some Minor Witches
Simaetha and Her Tradition
Witches in Latin Literature
Canidia and Erictho
The Witch-Theme in Latin Poetry
Witches in the Latin Novels
Ghosts
The Untimely Dead and the Dead by Violence
Haunted Houses
Ghost-Laying
Exorcism
The Exploitation of Boys' Souls
Werewolves
Necromancy
Evocation
Oracles of the Dead
Reanimation
Further Varieties of Divination
Curses
Binding Curses
Prayers for Justice
The Evil Eye
Erotic Magic
Separation Curses
Attraction Curses
Drawing Down the Moon
Iunx and Rhombos
Hippomanes
Abortion and Contraception
Voodoo Dolls and Magical Images
Amulets
Erotic Amulets
Healing and Exorcistic Amulets
Protective and Lucky Amulets
Magic and the Law
Legislation against Magic and its Repression
Apuleius and Libanius in Court
Supplementary Texts
Bibliographies
Text List
A Guide to Further Reading
Works Cited
Indices

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