Greek Magic: Ancient, Medieval and Modern (Routledge by J.C. B Petropoulos,John Petropoulos

By J.C. B Petropoulos,John Petropoulos

Magic has regularly been a common phenomenon in Greek Society, ranging from Homer’s Circe (the first ‘evil witch’ in western heritage) and lengthening to the pervasive trust within the ‘evil eye’ within the twenty-first century Greece. certainly, magic is definitely one of the so much historic and sturdy between social and spiritual phenomena recognized to classical and different students, and it may be traced over a span of a few 3 millennia in assets within the Greek language in addition to in a powerful diversity of visible and different media. for example, curse drugs from fourth-century B.C. Athens, the medico-magical gemstones of overdue antiquity, early Christian amulets, and diverse exorcism prayers from the medieval and later classes.



Organised chronologically, the fascinating landscape provided through this publication publications the reader during the historic, medieval, sleek or even modern sessions, highlighting the traditions, ideologies and techniques of magic in every one interval of Greek historical past. It brings jointly the most recent insights from a number of specialists from numerous disciplines: classicists, paintings historians, archaeologists, criminal historians and social anthropologists among others.

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