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The Greek magical papyri in translation, including the Demotic spells / edited by Hans Dieter Betz.

Other author/creatorBetz, Hans Dieter, 1931-
Format Book and Print
Edition2nd ed.
Publication InfoChicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1992-
Descriptionvolumes <1> : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents v. 1. Texts.
Abstract "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.
General noteTranslation of Greek texts and Coptic glosses, chiefly from the Papyri graecae magicae, 2nd ed., and Demotic texts from various sources.
General noteV. 1. Texts.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Genre/formEarly works.
Contains title Papyri graecae magicae. English.
LCCN 92005617
ISBN0226044467 (cloth : v. 1 : alk. paper)
ISBN9780226044460 (cloth : v. 1 : alk. paper)

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