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Greek Magical Papyri in Translation : Including the Demotic Spells, Volume 1 (2ND 92 Edition)

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"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

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface

Table of Spells

List of Papyri in Preisendanz

List of New Papyri Not in Preisendanz

Note on Editions

Explanation of References and Textual Signs

Abbreviations of Periodicals, Series Titles, and General Reference Works

Abbreviations of Major Titles Used in This Volume

Introduction to the Greek Magical Papyri

Hans Dieter Betz

Introduction to the Demotic Magical Papyri

Janet H. Johnson

Translations, with Notes

Glossary

Appendix: Supplemental Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226044477
Editor:
Betz, Hans Dieter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Editor:
Betz, Hans Dieter
Author:
Betz, Hans Dieter
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Magick Studies
Subject:
Charms
Subject:
Magic, egyptian
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Magic, Greek -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Magic, Egyptian -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Metaphysics-Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
42 figures
Pages:
406
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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