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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I wish I were intellectual enough to read a book like this for fun, but I’m not. Hayden Lane rated it really liked it Feb 05, In what follows, the discussion rambles noticeably and sometimes fails to pinpoint the nature and location of evidence cited.
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Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion by Christopher A. Faraone
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. All readers, from professional Hellenists to “Greekless” generalists curious to learn about the irresistibly intriguing world of the occult, will welcome the appearance of jiera uniformly useful and often stimulating collection of ten essays by established experts on practices and problems encountered in the broad sphere of Greek “magic.
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Magika Hiera : Ancient Greek Magic and Religion
Religion and if magia is a meaningful distinction, Greek conceptions of the Erotic, etc. Want to Read saving…. 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 objective features of the evidence examined. Latte’s claim that the first type is “religious” and Anatolian in origin, whereas the second reflects Greek “magic,” is convincingly argued to be arbitrary, and a brief but somewhat rambling discussion of the nagika type is provided pp.
Nightshade Purplebroom rated it really liked it Feb 22, Noting that Seneca reported the submission of libelli involving legal cases to the Capitoline Triad, V. Kelly rated it liked it May 29, Judicial curses are persuasively argued to be attempts to gain an advantage during the actual legal proceedings, rather than “posttrial” exercises in revenge by unsuccessful litigants, as some have argued. FaraoneDirk Obbink. Throughout this section, discussion of linguistic and ritual detail alike makes a persuasive case for the first of F.
Ethan rated it really liked it Aug 11, The result is a significant degree of “overkill” on this issue, with each of the contributors compelled to duplicate the efforts of his collaborators in demonstrating the inadequacy of any such “traditional dichotomy” when applied to to the specific material under study on each occasion. Preview — Magika Hiera by Christopher A. This approach has value as a corrective to an assuredly simplistic view that all or even most practitioners of these rites observed secrecy to conceal activities felt to be disreputable, but it is itself a bit simplistic in failing to note the existence of evidence clearly showing that intense moral disquiet could, at least occasionally, be generated by such actionse.
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Nexta subsection noticeably failing to deliver what its subtitle promises, “The Social Context” of these documents.