Magic and Divination in the Ancient World
Leda Jean Ciraolo, Jonathan Lee Seidel
BRILL, Jan 1, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 152 pages
This collection of essays focuses on divination across the Ancient World from early Mesopotamia to late antiquity. The authors deal with the forms, theory and poetics of this important and still poorly understood ancient phenomenon.
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Delineating Political Location
Coffin Text 103 in Context
Necromancy in Ancient Egypt
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