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Introduction to Ancient Magic 2

December 2022 Confirmed

Precepted by Shawn Gaffney.
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

Betz, 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 Frankfurter, Religion in Roman Egypt by David Frankfurter

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Days and Times

Meeting Tuesdays & Wednesdays @8:00 PM for eight 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), with classes schedueld for Nov 30 and Dec 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, and 27.

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