Greek Magic: Ancient, Medieval and Modern (Routledge by John Petropoulos

By John Petropoulos

Magic has regularly been a frequent phenomenon in Greek Society, ranging from Homer’s Circe (the first ‘evil witch’ in western heritage) and increasing to the pervasive trust within the ‘evil eye’ within the twenty-first century Greece. certainly, magic is one of the such a lot historical and sturdy between social and spiritual phenomena recognized to classical and different students, and it may be traced over a span of a few 3 millennia in assets within the Greek language in addition to in a powerful variety of visible and different media. for example, curse tablets
from fourth-century B.C. Athens, the medico-magical gem stones of overdue antiquity, early Christian amulets, and numerous exorcism prayers from the medieval and later periods.
Organised chronologically, the exciting landscape provided via this booklet courses the reader throughout the old, medieval, sleek or even modern classes, highlighting the traditions, ideologies and strategies of magic in every one interval of Greek background. It brings jointly the newest insights from a number specialists from quite a few disciplines: classicists, artwork historians, archaeologists, criminal historians and social anthropologists among others.

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