Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion (Paperback)

Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion By Christopher A. Faraone (Editor), Christopher a. Faraone (Editor) Cover Image
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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780195111408
ISBN-10: 0195111400
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: February 13th, 1997
Pages: 312
Language: English