CLCIV 350 - Topics in Classical Civilization
Section: 001 Ancient Magic
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Advisory Prerequisites:
CLCIV 101 and 102.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course will introduce students to the historical practice of Greek and Roman magic. We shall explore in depth the intellectual background to ancient magic, including ancient medical and psychological theories of how it worked, then we will survey the numerous genres of magical practice from Homer down to late antiquity, including incantations, curse tablets and binding spells, figurines, amulets, erotic magic, and cases of magic prosecuted in antiquity. Some attention will also be given to Greek and Roman law prohibiting magical practice.

CLCIV 350 - Topics in Classical Civilization
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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