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This class continues into module two where we look specifically the Greco-Roman world, magic in myth and literature, and specific spells and objects in use throughout the classical world, including their relations to Mesopotamia and Egypt. This includes the Greek magical texts. What types of magic did they use? Who practiced them and why?

Required Texts

The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, Including the Demotic Spells, Vol. 1 Texts by Hans Dieter Betz Dieleman, Priests, Tongues, and Rites The London-Leiden Magical Manuscripts and Translation in Egyptian Ritual, 100-300 CE (Religions in the Graeco-Roman World) by Jacco Dieleman Religion in Roman Egypt by David Frankfurter
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