THE GREEK MAGICAL PAPYRI IN TRANSLATION edited by Hans Dieter Betz

GreekMagicalPapyri

$70

INCLUDING THE DEMOTIC SPELLS — VOLUME ONE: TEXTS

Condition: This copy is the 1992 Second Edition and is in beautiful condition with no highlighting or underlining. The dust jacket is in great shape as is the hardcover book.

The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation is an invaluable resource for scholars in a wide variety of fields, from the history of religions to classical languages and literatures, and it will fascinate those with a more general interest in the occult and the history of magic.

“The Greek Magical Papyri” is the name given by scholars to 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., these fascinating papyri have survived not only the forces of nature but the systematic efforts of ancient official cults to destroy such documents. They provide a rare glimpse into the vast religious ‘underworld’ of late classical and early Christian times. A major event in the field of religious studies, this volume represents the efforts of an international team of scholars under the leadership of the editor and contains a fresh translation of the Greek papyri, as well as Coptic and Demotic texts.

TITLE: THE GREEK MAGICAL PAPYRI IN TRANSLATION INCLUDING THE DEMOTIC SPELLS-VOLUME ONE: TEXTS
Author: (ed.) by Hans Dieter Betz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois
Copyright: 1986, 1992 by The University of Chicago
ISBN: 9780226044460
Price: $70

Price: $70.00
 
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