The Resource Magic in the ancient world, Fritz Graf ; translated by Franklin Philip

Magic in the ancient world, Fritz Graf ; translated by Franklin Philip

Label
Magic in the ancient world
Title
Magic in the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
Fritz Graf ; translated by Franklin Philip
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Ancient Greeks and Romans often turned to magic to achieve personal goals. Magical rites were seen as a route for direct access to the gods, for material gains as well as spiritual satisfaction. In this survey of magical beliefs and practices from the sixth century B.C.E. through late antiquity, Fritz Graf sheds new light on ancient religion. Graf explores the important types of magic in Greco-Roman antiquity, describing rites and explaining the theory behind them. And he characterizes the ancient magician: his training and initiation, social status, and presumed connections with the divine world. With trenchant analysis of underlying conceptions and vivid account of illustrative cases, Graf gives a full picture of the practice of magic and its implications. He concludes with an evaluation of the relation of magic to religion
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graf, Fritz
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1591
LC item number
.G7213 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic, Ancient
  • Magie
  • Klassieke oudheid
  • MAGIA
  • ANTIGUIDADE (HISTÓRIA)
  • Magie antique
  • Magie
  • Magie dans l'antiquite greco romaine
  • Antike
  • Magie
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Römisches Reich
Label
Magic in the ancient world, Fritz Graf ; translated by Franklin Philip
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Naming the sorcerer -- Portrait of the magician, seen from the outside -- How to become a magician: the rites of initiation -- Curse tablets and voodoo dolls -- Literary representation of magic -- Words and acts
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780674541535
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97020985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
003956256
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36900992
  • (OCoLC)ocm36900992
Label
Magic in the ancient world, Fritz Graf ; translated by Franklin Philip
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Naming the sorcerer -- Portrait of the magician, seen from the outside -- How to become a magician: the rites of initiation -- Curse tablets and voodoo dolls -- Literary representation of magic -- Words and acts
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780674541535
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97020985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
003956256
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36900992
  • (OCoLC)ocm36900992

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