Magika Hiera : Ancient Greek Magic and Religion
This is a collection of essays by leading American and European scholars. Its purpose is to remedy the tendency among scholars working in Greek Religion to ignore the evidence for what have traditionally been called "magical" practices in ancient Greece. Because this neglect seems to arrive from adherence to a preconceived notion about a clear dichotomy between magical and religious ritual, the editors focus on the relationship between these two areas.
- Paperback | 312 pages
- 149.86 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
- 02 Oct 1997
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
This useful and unusual work is highly technical and is aimed at a scholarly, not a general, audience ... highly recommended reading for classicists and students of religion and classical antiquity. * James E. Seaver, University of Kansas, History, Summer 1992 * This excellent and thought-provoking book will be indispensable to all who study Greek religion. It draws on a wealth of illuminating primary material and the bibliographies are a model of completeness. * Simon Pulleyn, Merton College, Oxford, The Classical Review, Vol. XLII, '92 *