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Title:Invisibility Spells in the Greek Magical Papyri: Prolegomena, Texts, and Commentaries
Author(s):Phillips, Richard Lynn
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Maryline Parca
Department / Program:Classical Philology
Discipline:Classical Philology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Literature, Classical
Abstract:The prolegomena examine how humans are portrayed as deliberately procuring invisibility in purportedly historical and fictional accounts and in doing so, attempt to answer key questions concerning the ritual practices found in the extant invisibility spells. How does the practitioner envision invisibility? For what reasons does he employ such spells? Who is the practitioner? The prolegomena also introduce and survey the Greek texts themselves. The second half of the study provides revised critical editions of the Greek texts, bibliographies, and commentaries (on matters of palaeography, ritual practice, religious belief, and literary background) for each invisibility spell.
Issue Date:2002
Description:166 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3044199
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2002

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