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Magic in the Ancient World - Graf, Fritz, Professor, and Philip, Franklin (Translated by)
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This text aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to ancient magic. It gives direct access to the sources but selects the important, characteristic examples. Ancient Greeks and Romans often turned to magic to achieve personal goals. Magical rites were seen as a route for direct access to the gods, for material gains as well as spiritual satisfaction. In this survey of magical beliefs and practices from the 6th century BC to late antiquity, Fritz Graf attempts to shed light on ancient religion. Evidence of widespread ...

Magic in the Ancient World 1999, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674541535

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Magic in the Ancient World: , 1998, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674541511