Magical Practice in the Latin West: Papers from the International Conference Held at the University of Zaragoza, 30 Sept. – 1st Oct. 2005
Richard Lindsay Gordon, Francisco Marco Simón
BRILL, 2010 - Religion - 676 pages
How different was the practice of magic in the Latin West from that of the eastern Mediterranean basin? Was it just derivative from Greek practice, or did it have its own originality? The recent discovery of important new curse-tablets in Mainz and in the Fountain of Anna Perenna at Rome has made the question newly topical. This volume contains the first commented editions in English of most of these new texts as well as major surveys of new prayers for justice. Other sections are devoted to the discourse of magic in the West, to the linguistics and aims of cursing, and to the major field of protective and eudaemonic magic up to and including the Visigothic slates and the Celtic loricae. The essays are by well-known scholars in the field as well as by established and younger Spanish scholars.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Introduction Richard Gordon and Francisco Marco Simón
PART I THE DISCOURSE OF MAGIC
PART II REVISING THE CORPUS
MODELS LANGUAGE AND AIMS
PART IV PROTECTIVE EUDAEMONIC AND DIVINATORY MAGIC
Other editions - View all
Acrocorinth Ampurias amulets Ancient Anna Perenna Antiquity Apuleius astrologers Attis Bath Blänsdorf Chaniotis Christian context cult curse tablets curse-texts defixiones deity demons discussion divine DTAud Egyptian Empire Eunomians Eunomius evidence example expression fact Faraone formula Fountain of Anna gems God’s goddess gods Graeco-Egyptian Groß-Gerau hail idem inscribed inscriptions invocation invoked Isis Kotansky GMA Kropp Lapidary late Latin Liturgy London loricae magi magical papyri magical practice magicians magus Mainz Marco Simón Mastrocinque Mater Magna means MHNH Mithraic Mithraism Mithras Museo Nazionale Romano nails nymphs Oxford pagan parallel Paris PGrMag phylacteries Piranomonte Pliny Poseidon prayers for justice protect refer Religion religious ritual rogo Roman Rome Saguntum sanctuary Sedatus Setúbal spells stone suggests tabellae Tacitus temple texts Theodosius tibi tion tomb Tomlin tradition translation Uley Velázquez verb Versnel Vulgar Latin word Wünsch καὶ