In a culture where the supernatural possessed an imediacy now strange to us, magic was of great importance both in the literary mythic tradition and in ritual practice. Recently, ancient magic has hit a high of popularity, both as an area of scholarly inquiry and as one of general interest. In Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds Daniel Ogden presents three hundred texts in new translations, along with brief but explicit commentaries. Authors include the well known ( Sophocles, Herodotus, Plato , Aristotle, Virgil, Pliny ) and the less familiar, and extend across the whole of Graeco - Roman antiquity.
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... an extraordinary rich anthology of ancient texts ... All the sources are carefully introduced and annotated, and there is a rich thematic bibliography worth the price of the collection. ( International Review of Biblical Studies)L'autore:
Daniel Ogden is Professor of Ancient History, University of Exeter. He is the author of Greek Bastardy in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. Condizione libro: Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP9581498