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Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion. Front Cover. Christopher A. Faraone, Dirk Obbink. Oxford University Press, Feb 13, – History – pages. Magika Hiera has 49 ratings and 6 reviews. said: Sometimes a book really captures an attempt to show cross cultural perceptions of a popular soci. Magika Hiera. Ancient Greek Magic & Religion. Edited by Christopher A. Faraone and Dirk Obbink. Oxford: Oxford University Press,

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Looking for beautiful mqgika It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. That’s exactly what I’d keep it for if I were buying it for myself- a reference resource, and perhaps occasionally one of the essays when I’m in a particularly erudite mood.

Magika Hiera : Ancient Greek Magic and Religion

Hhiera lapses, extremely rare in the book as a whole, are evident in at least three places: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion. The need to prevent discovery from prompting ritual countermeasures explains the burying in taboo areas. In the presentation of the “murky” evidence for herbalist concerns in the period between Homer and Theophrastus pp.

What, then, is the “traditional [does not this word imply some sort of consensus? FaraoneDirk Obbink. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

Sep 05, Jack rated it it was amazing. This approach has value as a corrective to an assuredly simplistic view that all or even most practitioners of these rites observed secrecy to conceal activities felt to be disreputable, but it is itself a bit simplistic in failing to note the existence of evidence clearly showing that intense moral disquiet could, at least occasionally, be generated by such actionse.

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Nabers’ claim to find such a hirea in the six Morgantina lead tablets receives a convincing refutation here [p. giera

I actually understand being a book for specialists that there will be the occasional paragraph i cannot Sometimes a book really captures an attempt to show cross cultural perceptions of a popular social form and is really good at demythologizing magic and undoing hyper rationalist narratives of Ancient Greek culture but you just really wish that the book wouldn’t slap you upside the head with its erudition so often, like yes please tell me how clever a phrase is in untranslated Latin or German!

Patrick rated it really liked it Jan 22, FaraoneDirk Obbink Limited preview – Luisa rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Here, as on other uncertainties, V.

The following section, “The Power of Words” pp.

On a more “what is this even about” the various researchers touch on in interlocking essays which is a really cool feature of this volume: Discussion of the much more numerous exx. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Sara rated it really liked it Sep 26, Griechische Geschichte Wolfgang Schuller No preview available – Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Here, after some helpful introductory remarks on matters of definition e. An aside, if you are looking for a validation to a neopagan feminist revisionism idea of history, this will crush it.

The demonstration that these curses, despite their invocation of chthonic forces, were, almost always, not murderous in intent, constitutes a valuable clarification of the role of these imprecations within Greek religion and society and certainly, by eliminating actual demise as the sole criterion for judging their success, helps explain the survival of hjera in their efficacy over so many centuries.

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To give an idea, the cover picture is of a love spell.

Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion by Christopher A. Faraone

Reference to the occasional requests for confession leads smoothly to a discussion of the “confession inscriptions” pp. Sean MacDhai hierq it it was amazing Jun 16, Though useful as a very general introduction to amulet usage in antiquity, and here and there enlivened by some memorable eccentricities of ancient magic e. Paperbackpages. The Greek magia of a love spell was to A compilation of academic essays on Greek magic, highlighting everything from curse tablets to the Magical Papyri to the argument of religion as magic or magic as religion etc.

A compilation of academic essays on Greek magic, highlighting everything from curse tablets to the Magical Papyri to the argument of religion as magic or magic as religion etc. XX]and introduces the gold and silver lamellae studied in K.

As a whole, the detailed discussion in this segment lends convincing support to F. Oxford University Press Amazon. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Socioreligious Sanctions on Magic. Other editions – View all Magika Hiera: