Magic in the Ancient Greek World

Author(s): 
Collins, Derek
ISBN: 
9781405132398
Date published: 
February 2008
Paperback
Price: 
£16.99

Magic in the Ancient Greek World is an innovative introduction to the practice of magic during the classical period. This book develops a framework for understanding the role of magic in Greek life. Thematically organized around detailed case studies of individual types of magic, this volume examines the use of spells, drugs, binding curses, figurines, and the specialists who offered them. Collins reveals how each of these magical practices worked and the cultural structures that allowed them to occur.