Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in Greek and Roman Worlds

Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in Greek and Roman Worlds : A Sourcebook

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In a culture where the supernatural possessed an immediacy now strange to us, magic was of great importance both in the literary mythic tradition and in ritual practice. In this book, Daniel Ogden presents 300 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 175.26 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3 halftones & 2 line drawings
  • 0195151232
  • 9780195151237
  • 1,671,712

About Daniel Ogden

Daniel Ogden is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Exeter.show more

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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 Studiesshow more

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