The Leyden papyrus: an Egyptian magical book

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Dover Publications, 1974 - History - 205 pages
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First complete translation of crucial 3rd-century A.D. manuscript of Egyptian magic, medicine. 15-foot roll of papyrus reveals spells, incantations, aphrodisiacs, invoking various gods. Probably compilation of practicing Egyptian sorcerer. Transliteration of demotic included.

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User Review  - K. Carters - Goodreads

This is one of several books I used for research but this one wasn't as gripping as others that I studied in the past month or so. It was a tough read and I found that I was plodding along in some parts. It's only really for the serious reader and I sort of wanted a fly-by account. Read full review

Review: The Leyden Papyrus: An Egyptian Magical Book

User Review  - James F - Goodreads

This is a translation of demotic (Egyptian) spells and rituals. The translation is very old (Dover reprint of a 1904 original). It gives some idea of the popular ideas of religion in Hellenistic Egypt ... Read full review

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Introduction
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Synopsis of Contents
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