Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 2: Ancient Greece and Rome

Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume Ancient Greece and Rome Each volume of this ambitious six volume series contains the work of distinguished scholars chosen for their expertise in a particular era or region Volume one explores witchcraft and magic from the h

  • Title: Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 2: Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Author: Valerie I.J. Flint Bengt Ankarloo Stuart Clark Daniel Ogden Georg Luck Richard Gordon
  • ISBN: 9780812217056
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • Each volume of this ambitious six volume series contains the work of distinguished scholars chosen for their expertise in a particular era or region Volume one explores witchcraft and magic from the heroic age of Homer s Greek East to the time of the rise of Christianity.

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    1 thought on “Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 2: Ancient Greece and Rome”

    1. Good, in that it contains a lot of primary sources and some genuinely thoughtful analysis. This is par for the course, since the contributing authors come from an age in which people actually KNEW their Classical literature and in which scholars saw their work as more than simply revising history to fit whatever political or social fads happened to be en vogue at the time. But Bad, in that it contains a lot of wild conjectures, bizarre theories, and outdated "facts". This is to be expected, sinc [...]

    2. There is so much written on this period of time and spiritual practice. I found the binding and curse tablets, spells and dolls the most interesting. I have a trip planned to the Oxford University museum at some point to check out the curse scrolls from Bath from Minerva's shrine. Valerie Flint's writing on the demonisation of magic in late antiquity and the introduction of angels as "good" demons emerging is fascinating. Good primary sources for pagan studies.

    3. Covering a large range of practice and theory -- and time.The first section deals with practice: the surviving lead curse tablets. Apparently lead was also used to write letters, which may have been the start. But having started with the practice of engraving names, wrapping it up, perhaps nailing it, and then depositing it in a well or some cthyonic sanctuary such as Demeter's or Persphone's, it got more elaborate. With ligitiation, with compeitition, even with amatory curses -- the first amato [...]

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