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This assortment demanding situations the tendency between students of old Greece to work out magical and non secular ritual as collectively specific and to disregard "magical" practices in Greek faith. The participants survey particular our bodies of archaeological, epigraphical, and papyrological proof for magical practices within the Greek global, and, in every one case, confirm no matter if the normal dichotomy among magic and faith is helping by any means to conceptualize the target positive aspects of the proof tested. individuals comprise Christopher A. Faraone, J.H.M. Strubbe, H.S. Versnel, Roy Kotansky, John Scarborough, Samuel Eitrem, Fritz Graf, John J. Winkler, Hans Dieter Betz, and C.R. Phillips.

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6, with feedback for a brand new version of the textual content of Oder and Hoppe; seek advice additionally Fischer's contemporary version of Pelagonius within the Teubner Library, Pelagonii Ars Veterinaria (Leipzig, 1980) and his article, "The First Latin Treatise on Horse drugs and Its writer Pelagonius Saloninus," Medezin historisches magazine sixteen (1981): 215-26 for a common dialogue of veterinary drugs in antiquity. eighty three. The piece is of unknown provenance and at present is living on the Dumbarton Oaks heart for Byzantine reviews, Washington D. C. (Acq. no. fifty three. 12. fifty two; bought in 1953; four. zero through 1. five centimeters). M. C. Ross (Catalogue of the Byzantine and Early Mediaeval Antiquities within the Dumbarton Oaks assortment, vol. 2, jewellery, Enamels, and humanities of the Migration interval [Washington, D. C. , 1965] no. 29 [plate XXV]) studies that the piece have been rolled up, possibly for insertion right into a tubular case. I provide the textual content in Heim 1893, no. 152, which has in lieu of For using verses from Homer in magic, see n. sixty one. eighty four. The textual content is in F. L. Griffith and H. Thompson, eds. The Demotic Magical Papyrus of London and Leiden, three vols. (London, 1904), verso, col. 10 traces 1-12 with translation (and transliterated text). An abridged model has been released by means of Dover Press: The Leyden Papyrus: An Egyptian Magical ebook, eds. F. L. Griffith and H. Thompson, (New York, 1974). The textual content has been retranslated with new readings from the unique manuscript by way of J. H. Johnson in GMPT, p. 244. PDM xiv. 985-1025 includes a number of brief recipes for gout and (arthritic) stiffness. One recipe (PDM xiv. 1003-14) reads as follows: "Another amulet for the foot of the gouty guy: you want to write those names on a strip of silver or tin. you need to placed it on a deerskin and bind it to the foot of the gouty guy named, on his ft: 'THEMBARATHEM OUREMBRENOUTIPE AioxTHou sEMMARATHEMMOu NAioou, allow NN, whom NN bore, get over each discomfort that's in his knees and toes. ' you want to do it whilst the moon is [in the constellation] Leo. " For the therapy of gout, see now D. Gourevitch, Le triangle hippocratique dans le monde greco-romain: Le malade, sa maladie, et son medecin, BEFRA 251 (Rome, 1984), 517-16 for added bibliography. eighty five. For the Coptic spells, see W. H. Worrell, "Coptic Magical and clinical Texts," Orientalia n. s. four (1935): 1-37 and 184-94. The proper section of the textual content reads (following Worrell's translation, p. 18, strains lOff. ): "For gout: a confirmed (remedy). (Magical symptoms and letters). Write upon a section of silver while the moon is waning; their, pouring hot (water) of the ocean, learn the identify. hard work diligently. do that for forty-four days (saying): 'I invoke thee, Incantations and Prayers on Inscribed Greek Amulets a hundred thirty five nice Isis, ruling within the absolute blackness, Mistress of the gods of heaven by means of delivery. " The textual content their breaks right into a sequence of magic phrases by way of a prayer to rectify a dislodged uterus. obviously we've right here a brand new spell altogether, or the textual content has turn into conflated in transmission. different amulets for particular maladies in the similar manuscript are for "the wandering of the uterus," (p.

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