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    DescriptionThis study is the first to assemble the evidence for the existence of sorcerors in the ancient world; it also addresses the question of their identity and social origins. The resulting investigation takes us to the underside of Greek and Roman society, into a world of wandering holy men and women, conjurors and wonder-workers, and into the lives of prostitutes, procuresses, charioteers and theatrical performers. This fascinating reconstruction of the careers of witches and sorcerors allows us to see into previously inaccessible areas of Greco-Roman life. Compelling for both its detail and clarity, and with an extraordinarily revealing breadth of evidence employed, it will be an essential resource for anyone studying ancient magic.


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    Title
    Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew W. Dickie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415311298
    ISBN 10: 0415311292
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    BIC subject category V2: HRQX2
    B&T Approval Code: A33740000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    LC classification: DF
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1QDAG
    DC21: 133.430938
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 133.430938
    BISAC V2.8: REL000000
    Thema V1.0: QRYX2
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    'Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World is the fruit of prodigious reading and profound scholarship, yet never bogs down to its own accumulation of facts.' - Los Angeles Times 'An outstanding book that combines impressive scholarship with clarity and accessibility, and belongs at once in the collection of specialists and on undergraduate reading lists, perhaps even as a prescribed textbook.' - Classical Review