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Magic and the classical tradition

Magic and the classical tradition

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Published by Warburg Institute-Nino Aragno Editore in London, Turin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Magic -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.,
  • Civilization -- Greek influences -- Congresses.,
  • Magic, Ancient -- Congresses.,
  • Magic in literature -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Charles Burnett and W.F. Ryan.
    GenreCongresses.
    SeriesWarburg Institute colloquia -- 7
    ContributionsBurnett, Charles, Ryan, W. F., Warburg Institute
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 229 p. :
    Number of Pages229
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19489073M
    ISBN 100854811311

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That’s the Mason message admirably conveyed by [Karen] Glass. —David V. Hicks Classical education is an education of the heart and conscience as much as it is an education of the mind.

This book explores the classical /5(50). Magic and the Classical Tradition Edited by Charles Burnett and W. Ryan The Warburg Institute - Nino Aragno Editore London - Turin Table of Contents ix Preface 1 M.

Geller. Deconstructing Talmudic Magic 19 fDavid Pingree. From Hermes to Jabir and the Book of the Cow 29 Jeffrey Spier. A Revival of Antique Magical Practice in Tenth. The present volume arose from a colloquium on magic and divination intended to apply the study of the history of the classical tradition to the specific area of magic.

Magic is interpreted in a very broad sense, and the book includes discussions of Neoplatonic theurgy, Hermetic astrological talismans, the occult activities of oracles and witches, demon-possession, popular beliefs.

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Gilbert Highet's 'The Classical Tradition' gives its reader a thorough walk through of the parts that Grecco-Roman classics have played in the Western Literary Tradition. Beyond this, it is a reminder of how the classics (of any intellectual tradition, really) may function to inspire contemporary works of art, serving to lend a richer understanding of our world/5.

About this book. The Classical Tradition: Art, Literature, Thought presents an authoritative, coherent and wide-ranging guide to the afterlife of Greco-Roman antiquity in later Western cultures and a ground-breaking reinterpretation of large aspects of Western culture as a whole from a classical perspective.

About this book A Companion to the Classical Tradition accommodates the pressing need for an up-to-date introduction and overview of the growing field of reception studies. A comprehensive introduction and overview of the classical tradition - the interpretation of classical texts in later centuries.

Not all Christians, however, were hostile to magic. This section concludes with a reading from the Christian Neo-Platonist, Dionysus the Pseudo-Areopagite, whose book on the angelic hierarchies became a founding text in the tradition of angel magic.

Pythagoras of Samos. Pythagoras- Music and Space. Z eller on Empedocles. Empedocles Fragments. Originally published inGilbert Highet's seminal The Classical Tradition is a herculean feat of comparative literature and a landmark publication in the history of classical reception.

As Highet states in the opening lines of his Preface, this book outlines the chief ways in which Greek and Latin influence has moulded the literatures of western Europe and America. This book emphasises on showing transmission through time, and across cultural and linguistic borders, and the importance of classical or ancient authorities among writers.

The present volume arose from a colloquium on magic and divination intended to apply the study of the history of the classical tradition to the specific area of magic. Arranged alphabetically from Academy to Zoology, the essays—designed and written to serve scholars, students, and the general reader alike—show how the Classical tradition has shaped human endeavors from art to government, mathematics to medicine, drama to urban planning, legal theory to popular culture.5/5(2).

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The study of magic in the Greco-Roman world is a branch of the disciplines of classics, ancient history and religious studies. In classical antiquity, including the Hellenistic world of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, historians and archaeologists view the public and private rituals associated with religion as part of everyday life.

The book begins with a full discussion of the social history of magic and of the ways in which magical beliefs borrowed from a diversity of cultures. Thereafter, within a wider study of the growth and development of the phenomenon, the author shows how magic served as a point of contact between the popular and elite classes.

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