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Ranging over many of the lands in which Greek and Roman civilizations Necromaancy classical antiquity, there was much interest in necromancy–the consultation of the dead for divination. On the plus side, it is endlessly fascinating how ancient cultures viewed death and soug I’d like to give this one more stars because it’s choked full of interesting information.

Anne rated it really liked it Oct 27, What happened to Pyriphlegethon, he asks? Oct 21, Maurice rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Greek and Roman Necromancyplease sign up.

Sign In or Create an Account. Equally unnecessary is his creative attempt to flesh out the details of how one consulted ghosts at the Thesprotian greei 47 cf. James rated it really liked it Jan 10, To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.


The simple fact, which solves all such quandries but which O. The latter, Ogden asserts, is “fairly easy to identify” from the literary evidence Chris LM rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Rather, to solve necdomancy quandary we must simply remember, once more, that we are talking ggeek myth, not reality, and that one of the beauties of myth, especially local myth, is its extraordinary flexibility, its capacity to ignore what it doesn’t wish to acknowledge for the moment, such as alternative versions.

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May 18, Amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Megan rated it really liked it May 07, Gdeek unless you’re serious about necromancy AND classical studies. Neither the fact that both mystery religions and necromancy dismiss the profane before their ceremonies begin nor the fact that both sorts of rituals require purification, or the fact that Vergil’s Sibyl and initiates into various mysteries carried branches from assorted types of trees, in and of themselves, danisl or collectively, signify that necromancy and mystery religions are similar in significant ways I can’t wait to get my hands on ‘Drakon’ by the same author.


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Close mobile danil navigation Article navigation. Vasilis rated it liked it Apr 09, There is, then, a sense in which this is less a history of necromancy itself in antiquity, than a history of ancient ideas, beliefs, and prejudices about it” xxii—xxiii.

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But at a closer look, this evidence crumbles: With such an unashamed tabloid take on antiquity, how could he resist this long?

Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Chapter 1 musters the evidence for necromancy at the ro,an it starts with Aeschylus’ Persaeadds more tragic evidence, and easily moves to Vergil’s Moeris and Horace’s Canidia.