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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Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion by Christopher A. Faraone

Trivia About Magika Hiera: It must also be said, however, that this volume could have been made more useful still by imposition of greater consistency of format on its contributors.

The chapter concludes with a brief and somewhat superficial look at “Funerary Imprecations and the Gods” pp.

Derek Newman-Stille rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Visions of Religion Stephen S. The appeals for redress cited by V.

For example, special bibliographies of works most frequently cited, extremely helpful for readers wishing to pursue further a specific topic, are prefixed to the notes of the first four chapters but absent in the rest; cross-referencing between chapters dealing with identical issues and texts is surprisingly rare there is no index of the principal ancient texts discussed for the reader to use as a substitute ; and provision of the Greek, with careful English translation, of the texts and key terms studied, though laudably prevalent in the book as a whole, is by no means uniform throughout.

Discussion of the much more numerous exx. Account Options Sign in. General European History Ancient History: Winkler, Hans Dieter Betz, and C. Reference to the occasional requests for confession leads smoothly to a discussion of the “confession inscriptions” pp.

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The Getty Hexameters Christopher A. It’s a Hellenion library book and someone has requested to borrow it, so I’m putting it down and sending it out.


Victims of theft “consecrate” to the divinity sometimes the perpetrator whether already known or still to be identifiedand sometimes the stolen article itself, urging the god to torment the culprit until a public confession is made and the lost property restored, whether to the hieda or to the god not always being clear.

The attempt to “legitimize” the appeal for supernatural retaliation by reference to wrong done is reaffirmed as “the essential criterion” for differentiating true judicial prayer from true defixio, and both are claimed to be “the two opposites on the extreme ends of a whole spectrum of more or less hybrid forms” connecting the realms of “religion” and “magic.

Refresh and try again. Singing the Rite to Belong Helen Phelan. The eastern tradition itself is reasonably linked with the oriental habit of viewing the tomb as a house, a permanent residence for the corpse, an idea alien to the conventional views of death prevailing in Greece proper. Garth Reese rated it liked it Oct 26, In this masterfully constructed contribution, V. There follows some, to this reader, at least, fairly obscure general discussion of early Greek medicine, which is argued to be characterized by a theoretical fusion of “natural” and supernatural causation, precipitating a combination of “theurgy” with the “practical application of drugs” in the attempts at remedy.

Though useful as a very general introduction to amulet usage in antiquity, and hiea and there enlivened by some memorable eccentricities of ancient magic e. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Sean MacDhai rated it it was amazing Jun 16, The Appeal to Justice in Judicial Prayers.

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Kelly rated it liked it May 29, Selected pages Title Page. Kinship in Ancient Athens: Rachel rated it it was ok Aug 17, The chapter’s second section, pp. Return to Book Page.

Magika Hiera : Ancient Greek Magic and Religion

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It draws on a wealth of illuminating primary material. Here, as on other uncertainties, V. In the course of this illuminating discussion, V. Oxford University Press Amazon.

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Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion

Beluosus rated it really liked it Aug 30, The Greek idea of a love spell was to A compilation of academic maika on Greek magic, highlighting everything from curse tablets to the Magical Papyri to the argument of religion as magic or magic as religion etc. FaraoneMxgika Obbink Limited preview – Other editions – View all Magika Hiera: 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. Oxford University PressFeb 13, – History – pages.

Kotansky’s chapter has just made it clear that all pharmaka are not of an herbal nature. The failure, on p. Winkler, Hans Dieter Betz, and C.