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Author Magical Practice in the Latin-speaking Empire (Late Republic to Late Antiquity) (2005 : University of Zaragoza)

Title Magical practice in the Latin West : papers from the international conference held at the University of Zaragoza, 30 Sept.-1 Oct. 2005 / edited by Richard L. Gordon and Francisco Marco Simón
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 676 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, 0927-7633 ; v. 168
Religions in the Graeco-Roman world ; v. 168
Contents Introduction / Richard Gordon and Francisco Marco Simon -- Part I. The discourse of magic -- Magus and its cognates in classical Latin / James B. Rives -- Magic in the Roman historians / Matthew W. Dickie -- Heretical texts and maleficium in the Codex Theodosianus (CTh . 16.5.34) / María Victoria Escribano Paño -- Part II. Revising the corpus -- The defixiones from the sanctuary of Isis and Mater Magna in Mainz / Jürgen Blänsdorf -- Religion and magic at Rome : the Fountain of Anna Perenna / Marina Piranomonte -- The texts from the Fons Annae Perennae / Jürgen Blänsdorf -- Cursing a thief in Iberia and Britain / Roger Tomlin -- Prayers for justice in East and West : recent finds and publications / Henk S. Versnel -- Part III. Writing defixiones : models, language, and aims -- How does magical language work? : the spells and formulae of the Latin defixionum tabellae / Amina Kropp -- Inversion, adversion and perversion as strategies in some Latin curse tablets / Christopher Faraone and Amina Kropp -- Execrating the Roman power : three defixiones from Emporiae (Ampurias) / Francisco Marco Simón -- Part IV. Protective, eudaemonic, and divinatory magic -- Nails for the dead : a polysemic account of an ancient funerary practice / Silvia Alfayé Villa -- Magic at sea : amulets for navigation / Sabino Perea Yébenes -- A prayer for blessings on three ritual objects at Chartres-Autricum (France/Eure-et-loir) / Richard Gordon, Dominique Joly, and William van Andringa -- Mithraism and magic / Jaime Alvar Ezquerrez -- A visigothic charm from Asturias and the classical tradition of Phylacteries against hail / Francisco Javier Fernandez Nieto -- Between Orthodox belief and "superstition" in Visigothic Hispania / Isabel Velázquez Soriano -- Celtic Loricae and ancient magical charms / Pierre-Yves Lambert
Summary Most studies of Graeco-Roman magic focus on the Greek texts. Stimulated by important recent finds of Latin curse-tablets, this collection of essays for the first time tries to define the nature and extent of the originality of magical practice in the Latin West
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Magic -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.
Magic -- history.
Greek World -- history.
History, Ancient.
Religion -- history.
Roman World -- history.
Genre/Form Congress.
Zaragoza (2005)
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Gordon, R. L. (Richard Lindsay)
Marco Simón, Francisco.
ISBN 9047441397 (electronic bk.)
9789047441397 (electronic bk.)