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Title Ancient magic and ritual power / edited by Marvin Meyer and Paul Mirecki.

Imprint Boston : Brill Academic Publishers, 2001.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  133.43093 An22 2001    ---  Available
Description vii, 476 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Note Originally published: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1995. (Religions in the Graeco-Roman world ; v. 129)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Trading places / Jonathan Z. Smith -- Excluding the charming : the development of the Greek concept of magic / Fritz Graf -- The religious, social, and legal parameters of traditional Egyptian magic / Robert K. Ritner -- Hittite military rituals / Richard H. Beal -- Ritual meals in the Hittite cult / Billie Jean Collins -- Magical uses of ancient Mesopotamian festivals of the dead / J.A. Scurlock -- The "witch" of En-Dor, 1 Samuel 28, and ancient Near Eastern necromancy / Brian B. Schmidt -- The magician as outsider in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament / Stephen D. Ricks -- Charming criminals : classification of magic in the Babylonian Talmud / Jonathan Seidel -- Magical piety in ancient and medieval Judaism / Michael D. Swartz -- The adjuration of the prince of the presence : performative utterance in a Jewish ritual / Rebecca Lesses -- New Greek magical and divinatory texts in Berlin / William M. Brashear -- Greek exorcistic amulets / Roy Kotansky -- Supernatural assistants in the Greek magical papyri / Leda Jean Ciraolo -- The mystodokos and the dark-eyed maidens : multicultural influences on a late-Hellenistic incantation / Christopher A. Faraone -- "May she neither eat nor drink" : love magic and vows of abstinence / David Martinez -- Defining the dreadful : remarks on the Greek child-killing demons / Sarah Iles Johnston -- Singing away snakebite : Lucan's magical cures / Oliver Phillips -- Satan's fall in Coptic magic / Jacques van der Vliet -- Magical bowls and Manichaens / Jason David BeDuhn -- Magic, women, and heresy in the late empire : the case of the Priscillianists / Todd Breyfogle -- Narrating power : the theory and practice of the magical historiola in ritual spells / David Frankfurter.
Subject Magic, Ancient.
Added Author Meyer, Marvin W.
Mirecki, Paul Allan.
ISBN 9780391041523 (pbk.)
0391041525 (pbk.)

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