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Between Magic and Religion

Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Mediterranean Religion and Society


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This study represents a radical rethinking of traditional distinctions involving the term "religion" in the ancient Greek world and beyond, through late antiquity to the 17th century. It promotes the fluidity of such concepts as religion and magic and highlights the wide variety of meanings evoked by these shifting terms from ancient to modern times. The contributors put these meanings to the test, applying a wide range of methods in exploring the many varieties of available historical, archaeological, iconographical and literary evidence. Thus their aim is that both terms emerge in a new light, with broader applications and deeper meanings.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
October 29th, 2001
Edited by Corinne Pache Edited by John Watrous Edited by Sulochana R. Asirvatham
Country of Publication
United States
Rowman & Littlefield
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