Greek Magic: Ancient, Medieval and Modern (Monographs in Classical Studies)

Magic has regularly been a common phenomenon in Greek Society, ranging from Homer’s Circe (the first ‘evil witch’ in western historical past) and lengthening to the pervasive trust within the ‘evil eye’ within the twenty-first century Greece. certainly, magic is likely one of the so much historical and sturdy between social and non secular phenomena identified to classical and different students, and it may be traced over a span of a few 3 millennia in assets within the Greek language in addition to in a powerful variety of visible and different media. for example, curse pills from fourth-century B.C. Athens, the medico-magical gem stones of overdue antiquity, early Christian amulets, and diverse exorcism prayers from the medieval and later classes.

Organised chronologically, the exciting landscape provided by way of this publication publications the reader in the course of the historic, medieval, smooth or even modern sessions, highlighting the traditions, ideologies and strategies of magic in each one interval of Greek historical past. It brings jointly the newest insights from more than a few specialists from a variety of disciplines: classicists, paintings historians, archaeologists, criminal historians and social anthropologists among others.

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