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The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation: Including the Demonic Spells : Texts
By Hans Dieter Betz (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date January 1, 1997
Pages 353
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226044477
ISBN-10 0226044475
Dimensions 1 by 7.25 by 10.25 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $40.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Greek magical papyri is a collection of magical spells and formulas hymns and rituals from Greco-Roman Egypt dating from the second century B C to the fifth century A D Containing a fresh translation of the Greek papyri as well as Coptic and Demotic texts this new translation has been brought up to date and is now the most comprehensive collection of this literature and the first ever in English The Greek Magical Papyri in Transition is an invaluable resource for scholars in a wide variety of fields from the history of religions to the classical languages and literatures and it will fascinate those with a general interest in the occult and the history of magic One of the major achievements of classical and related scholarship over the last decade -Ioan P Culianu Journal for the Study of Judaism The enormous value of this new volume lies in the fact that these texts will now be available to a much wider audience of readers including historians or religion anthropologists and psychologists -John G Gager Journal of Religion This book shows care skill and zest Any worker in the field will welcome this sterling performance -Peter Parsons Times Literary Supplement

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9780226044477 | details & prices | 353 pages | 7.25 × 10.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $40.00
About: The Greek magical papyri is a collection of magical spells and formulas hymns and rituals from Greco-Roman Egypt dating from the second century B C to the fifth century A D Containing a fresh translation of the Greek papyri as well as Coptic and Demotic texts this new translation has been brought up to date and is now the most comprehensive collection of this literature and the first ever in English The Greek Magical Papyri in Transition is an invaluable resource for scholars in a wide variety of fields from the history of religions to the classical languages and literatures and it will fascinate those with a general interest in the occult and the history of magic One of the major achievements of classical and related scholarship over the last decade -Ioan P Culianu Journal for the Study of Judaism The enormous value of this new volume lies in the fact that these texts will now be available to a much wider audience of readers including historians or religion anthropologists and psychologists -John G Gager Journal of Religion This book shows care skill and zest Any worker in the field will welcome this sterling performance -Peter Parsons Times Literary Supplement

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