The Resource I consign her wretched walk, her words, deeds, and evil talk : erotic magic and women in the ancient Greco-Roman world, Kathryn Jean Scheiding, (electronic resource)

I consign her wretched walk, her words, deeds, and evil talk : erotic magic and women in the ancient Greco-Roman world, Kathryn Jean Scheiding, (electronic resource)

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I consign her wretched walk, her words, deeds, and evil talk : erotic magic and women in the ancient Greco-Roman world
Title
I consign her wretched walk, her words, deeds, and evil talk
Title remainder
erotic magic and women in the ancient Greco-Roman world
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Jean Scheiding
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Thesis advisor
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Language
eng
Summary
Magic in the ancient Greco-Roman world has only recently begun to receive attention from historians. Thousands of curses, spells, and remnants of magical practices prior to widespread Christianity have been overlooked in the past mainly because they were seen as unimportant, or at least not appropriate as the focus of proper scholarship. Changing methodologies in history over the past fifty years have allowed scholars to rethink these magical sources. Curses and spells are now seen as significant and vital to understanding the mindset in ancient societies clustered around the Mediterranean. Most scholars who have recently begun to focus on magical sources still retain traditional methods of thinking about the ancient Greeks and Romans as purely rational, which hinders their interpretations of the at times irrational and always emotional sources at hand. By using modern theories of feminism, mentalities, and anthropology from outside of the usual conservative framework, magical sources can be utilized to reveal a more complex relationship between mortals and their gods, and mainly between men and women. One of the most interesting categories of ancient magic involves erotic desire in sexual relationships. Both men and women had the option to create erotic magic in order to arouse sexual attraction in their desired mates. The same type of magic could also be used to separate couples engaged in a romantic relationship, create affairs, or even bring sickness and death to the unknowing victims. At the same time as "rational" philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome were praising stoicism and conventional morality, thousands of magical tools were readily available to whomever could obtain the monetary funds to purchase them. Female-authored erotic magic can be used to further the argument that ancient women expressed agency. Since the feminist movements in 1960's America, scholars have attempted to give a voice to the mostly silent majority of ancient women in Western society. In this thesis, I will attempt to use new methodologies to give ancient women not only voices, but also authentic expressions of emotional and sexual desires through erotic magic
Cataloging source
UMK
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1987-
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Scheiding, Kathryn Jean
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2013.
Granting institution
Dept. of History. University of Missouri-Kansas City
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Mitchell, Linda Elizabeth
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  • Magic, Greek
  • Magic, Roman
  • Magic, Ancient
  • Witchcraft and sex
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I consign her wretched walk, her words, deeds, and evil talk : erotic magic and women in the ancient Greco-Roman world, Kathryn Jean Scheiding, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in History."
  • Advisor: Linda E. Mitchell
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-112)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Erotic magic spells and curses -- Classic literature and magical women -- Christian literature and Erotic magic -- Conclusion
Control code
855116772
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cm.
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (121 pages)
File format
one file format
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online
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mixed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)855116772
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
I consign her wretched walk, her words, deeds, and evil talk : erotic magic and women in the ancient Greco-Roman world, Kathryn Jean Scheiding, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in History."
  • Advisor: Linda E. Mitchell
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-112)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Erotic magic spells and curses -- Classic literature and magical women -- Christian literature and Erotic magic -- Conclusion
Control code
855116772
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (121 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855116772
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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