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The Resource Magic and magicians in the Greco-Roman world, Matthew W. Dickie

Magic and magicians in the Greco-Roman world, Matthew W. Dickie

Label
Magic and magicians in the Greco-Roman world
Title
Magic and magicians in the Greco-Roman world
Statement of responsibility
Matthew W. Dickie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study is the first to assemble the evidence for the existence of sorcerors in the ancient world; it also addresses the question of their identity and social origins. The resulting investigation takes us to the underside of Greek and Roman society, into a world of wandering holy men and women, conjurors and wonder-workers, and into the lives of prostitutes, procuresses, charioteers and theatrical performers. This fascinating reconstruction of the careers of witches and sorcerors allows us to see into previously inaccessible areas of Greco-Roman life. Compelling for both its detail and clarity, and with an extraordinarily revealing breadth of evidence employed, it will be an essential resource for anyone studying ancient magic
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickie, Matthew
Dewey number
133.4/3/0938
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1591
LC item number
.D53 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic, Ancient
  • Magic, Greek
  • Magic, Roman
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Magic, Ancient
  • Magic, Greek
  • Magic, Roman
Label
Magic and magicians in the Greco-Roman world, Matthew W. Dickie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-374) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The formation and nature of the Greek concept of magic -- Sorcerers in the fifth and fourth centuries BC -- Sorceresses in the Athens of the fifth and fourth centuries BC -- Sorcerers in the Greek world of the Hellenistic period (300-1 BC) -- Magic as a distinctive category in Roman thought -- Constraints on magicians in the Late Roman Republic and under the Empire -- Sorcerers and sorceresses in Rome in the Middle and Late Republic and under the Early Empire -- Witches and magicians in the provinces of the Roman Empire until the time of Constantine -- Constraints on magicians under a Christian empire -- Sorcerers and sorceresses from Constantine to the end of the seventh century AD
Control code
227914750
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 380 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203164303
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)227914750
Label
Magic and magicians in the Greco-Roman world, Matthew W. Dickie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-374) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The formation and nature of the Greek concept of magic -- Sorcerers in the fifth and fourth centuries BC -- Sorceresses in the Athens of the fifth and fourth centuries BC -- Sorcerers in the Greek world of the Hellenistic period (300-1 BC) -- Magic as a distinctive category in Roman thought -- Constraints on magicians in the Late Roman Republic and under the Empire -- Sorcerers and sorceresses in Rome in the Middle and Late Republic and under the Early Empire -- Witches and magicians in the provinces of the Roman Empire until the time of Constantine -- Constraints on magicians under a Christian empire -- Sorcerers and sorceresses from Constantine to the end of the seventh century AD
Control code
227914750
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 380 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203164303
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)227914750

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