Institute for the Classical Tradition
ANRW II.18.5, pp. 3380-3684
 
The Greek Magical Papyri: an Introduction and Survey; Annotated Bibliography (1928-1994)
by William M. Brashear, Berlin

Contents

Preface 3381
Abbreviations 3382
Foreword 3389
I. Introduction 3390

1. Egyptian Precedents

3390

a) Ancient Egyptian Magic

3390

b) Demotic Magic

3396

2. Greek Magic in Egypt

3398

a) First Finds and Publications

3398

b) Textual History

3412

c) Dating

3419

d) Hymns

3420

e) Foreign Elements

3422

a') Gnostic

3422

b') Mithraic and Persian

3423

c') Babylonian

3425

d') Latin and Roman

3425

e') Semitic

3426

f') Buddhistic?

3429

f) Voces magicae

3429

g) Historiolae

3438

h) Signs and Designs

3440

i) Lamellae and Defixiones

3443

3. Near-Magic and Non-Magic

3446

a) Oracle Questions

3448

b) Horoscopes

3456

c) Falsa et Incerta

3456

4. Highlights

3459

5. Coptic Magic

3470

6. Relics

3473
II. Survey 3476

1. New Publications

3476

a) PGM LXXXII-CXXX

3476

b) Additional Texts

3478

c) Descripta, Inedita, Incerta

3483

2. Provenances

3484

3. Present Locations

3486

4. Chronological Tables

3491

5. Genres

3494

6. Corrections, Translations, Discussions

3506

7. Glossary of Voces Magicae

3576
III. Annotated Bibliography (1928-1994) 3603
Indices (to follow at the end of ANRW 1118.6)
ICT
ISCT
IJCT
ABCT
 
 
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