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Between Magic and Religion


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Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Introduction Part 4 Part I: Ancient Religion, Self and Other Part 5 A: Greeks and Others Chapter 6 Barbarian Bond: Thracian Bendis among the Athenians Chapter 7 Magic, Religion, and Syncretism at the Oracle of Claros Part 8 B: Roman Magic and Religion from Two Perspectives Chapter 9 Saving Water: Early Floods in the Forum Chapter 10 Magic, Dreams, and Ritual in the Iroquois Conversion Part 11 Part II: Man, Hero or God? Chapter 12 The Dynamics of Deification in Horace's Odes 1-3 Chapter 13 Olympias' Snake and Callisthenes' Stand: Religion and Politics in Plutarch's Life of Alexander Chapter 14 The Cult of Achilles in Philostratus' Heroikos: A Study in the Relation of Canon and Ritual Part 15 Part III: Religious Iconography in Late Antiquity Chapter 16 Coins Used as Amulets in Late Antiquity Chapter 17 A Reconsideration of Early Byzantine Marriage Rings Chapter 18 The Femme-aux-Serpents at Moissac: Luxuria (Lust) or a Bad Mother? Part 19 Bibliography Part 20 Index

About the Author

Sulochana R. Asirvatham received her Ph.D. in Classics from Columbia University. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics and General Humanities at Montclair State Univeristy. Corinne Odine Pache received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She is Assistant Professor of Classics at Yale University. John Watrous is a graduate student in the Classics department at Harvard University.


Many of the papers provide new insights into the topics they cover. * Bmcr *
Well-produced, eclectic collection [that] offers tantalizing glimpses at significant works in progress-and in conversation-on the history, theory and rhetoric of 'religion' and 'magic'. * The Journal of Hellenic Studies *
Essays...offer valuable windows into the intimate connection between religion and cultural identity. * CHOICE *

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