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Magic and Divination in the Ancient World (Leda Ciraolo Jonathan Seidel) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2002) 9789004124066
Magic and Divination in the Ancient World (Leda Ciraolo Jonathan Seidel) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2002) 9789004124066
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Title: Magic and Divination in the Ancient World

Author: Ciraolo, Leda Jonathan Seidel

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004124066

Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 152

List Price in Cloth: $118.00 Our price: $98.99

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This collection of essays focuses on divination across the Ancient World from early Mesopotamia to late antiquity. The authors deal with the forms, theory and poetics of this important and still poorly understood ancient phenomenon.ContentsPreface Abbreviations Soul Emplacements in Ancient Mesopotamian Funerary Rituals A Severed Head Laughed: Stories of Divinatory Interpretation Inquiring for the State in the Ancient Near East: Delineating Political Location Hittite Oracles Oracle by Image: Coffin Text 103 in Context Necromancy in Ancient Egypt Necromantic Praxis in the Midrash on the Seance at En Dor Under Homer's spell The Poet as Conjurer: Magic and Literary Theory in Late Antiquity Persons of Power and Their Communities Index of Sources
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