Magic in the Roman World: Pagans, Jews and Christians

Naomi Janowitz

Anno: 2001
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 160 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 216 x 140 mm
Peso: 272 gr.
  • EAN: 9780415202060
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Using in-depth examples of 'magical' practice such as exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of humans into divine beings, this lively volume demonstrates that the word 'magic' was used widely in late antique texts as part of polemics against enemies and sometimes merely as a term for other people's rituals. Naomi Janowitz shows that 'magical' activities were integral to late antique religious practice, and that they must be understood from the perspective of those who employed them.