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Magic in the Ancient Greek World (Derek Collins) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) 9781405132398
Magic in the Ancient Greek World (Derek Collins) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) 9781405132398
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Title: Magic in the Ancient Greek World

Author: Collins, Derek

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2007

Paperback; ISBN: 9781405132398

Volumes: 1; Pages: 272

List Price in Paper: $34.95 Our price: $29.99

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Original and comprehensive, Magic in the Ancient Greek World takes the reader inside both the social imagination and the ritual reality that made magic possible in ancient Greece.* Explores the widespread use of spells, drugs, curse tablets, and figurines, and the practitioners of magic in the ancient world* Uncovers how magic worked. Was it down to mere superstition? Did the subject need to believe in order for it to have an effect?* Focuses on detailed case studies of individual types of magic* Examines the central role of magic in Greek lifeTable of Contents1 Introduction2 Spells3 Drugs4 Curse Tablets5 Image Magic6 Other Magical Practices7 Who Practiced Magic in Antiquity?8 Magic and the Law
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