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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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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Jagika Page. Preview — Magika Hiera by Christopher A. This collection challenges the tendency among scholars of ancient Greece to see magical and religious ritual as mutually exclusive and to ignore “magical” practices in Greek religion.

The contributors survey specific bodies of archaeological, epigraphical, and papyrological evidence for magical practices in the Greek world, and, in each case, determine whether the traditio This collection challenges the tendency among magik of ancient Greece to see magical and religious ritual as mutually exclusive and to ignore “magical” practices in Greek religion. The contributors survey specific bodies of archaeological, epigraphical, and papyrological evidence for magical practices in the Greek world, and, in each case, determine whether the traditional dichotomy between magic and religion helps in any way to conceptualize the msgika features of the evidence examined.

Contributors include Christopher A. Winkler, Hans Dieter Betz, and C.

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Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Magika Hieraplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Aug 03, rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 magikka the head with its erudition so often, like yes please tell me how clever a phrase is in untranslated Hiiera or German!

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 hkera 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 hiiera you upside the head with its erudition so often, like yes please tell me how clever a phrase is in untranslated Latin or German!

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I actually understand being a book for specialists that there will be the occasional paragraph i cannot decipher because its about minute differences in Greek translation but some of this is just aggravating.

Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion

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: Religion and if it is a meaningful distinction, Greek conceptions of the Erotic, etc. May 25, Suz Thackston rated it it was amazing Shelves: Here’s another I’m just not going to sit and read from cover to cover. It’s a Hellenion library book and someone has requested to borrow it, so I’m putting it down and sending it out.

I wish I were intellectual enough to read a book like this for fun, but I’m not.

That’s not the book’s fault. It’s really excellent, and a terrific resource.

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 particularl Here’s another I’m just not going to sit and read from cover to cover. 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.

Very glad this book exists. It’s packed full of excellent information and tons of footnotes. Mar 31, Trunatrschild rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

I think this is a bit aged, but still a necessary read if you are interested in factual witchcraft in history. An aside, if you are looking for a validation to a neopagan feminist revisionism idea of history, this will crush it. To give an idea, the cover picture is of a love spell.

The Greek idea 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. The Greek idea of a love spell was to bind totally, to cause rashes and loss of sleep and pain till the loved one came to the spell caster.

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From here, if one hasn’t read them before, the Greek Magical Papyri are a must to read, which you will find by reading the book, leaving at this book is only half of a decent education in the matter for the non-professional or merely curious. Very interesting and only a little heavy, though I wish I knew Greek, it would have been more fulfilling.

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