Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World

1st Edition

Matthew W Dickie, Matthew W. Dickie

Routledge
Published December 19, 2002
Reference - 392 Pages
ISBN 9780415311298 - CAT# RU26271

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

USD$46.95

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

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.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title