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  1. Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World

    By Matthew W Dickie, Matthew W. Dickie

    This study is the first to assemble the evidence for the existence of sorcerors in the ancient world; it also addresses the question of their identity and social origins. The resulting investigation takes us to the underside of Greek and Roman society, into a world of wandering holy men and women,...

    Published December 18th 2002 by Routledge

  2. Martyrdom and Noble Death

    Selected Texts from Graeco-Roman, Jewish and Christian Antiquity

    By Friedrich Avemarie, Jan Willem van Henten

    This volume explores the fascinating phenomenon of noble death through pagan, Jewish and Christian sources. Today's society is uncomfortable with death, and willingly submitting to a violent and ostentatious death in public is seen as particularly shocking and unusual. Yet classical sources give a...

    Published February 6th 2002 by Routledge

  3. Magic in the Roman World

    Pagans, Jews and Christians

    By Naomi Janowitz

    Series: Religion in the First Christian Centuries

    Using in-depth examples of 'magical' practice such as exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of humans into divine beings, this lively volume demonstrates that the word 'magic' was used widely in late antique texts as part of polemics against enemies and sometimes merely as a term...

    Published June 20th 2001 by Routledge

  4. Holiness

    Rabbinic Judaism in the Graeco-Roman World

    By Hannah K. Harrington

    Series: Religion in the First Christian Centuries

    In this in-depth exploration of holiness in the context of rabbinic Judaism, Hannah K. Harrington places the rabbinic concept of holiness alongside other notions of the sacred in the Graeco-Roman world. Holistic and yet detailed, this volume provides a much-needed comparative view of this subject...

    Published June 6th 2001 by Routledge

  5. Philosophy in Classical India

    An Introduction and Analysis

    By Jonardon Ganeri

    This original work focuses on the rational principles of Indian philosophical theory, rather than the mysticism more usually associated with it. Ganeri explores the philosophical projects of a number of major Indian philosophers and looks into the methods of rational inquiry deployed within these...

    Published February 7th 2001 by Routledge

  6. Zoroastrians

    Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition

    By Mary Boyce

    Series: The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

    This book traces the continuous history of the faith from the time it was preached by Zoroaster down to the present day - a span of about 3,500 years. First taught among nomads on the Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and had a remarkable...

    Published December 13th 2000 by Routledge

  7. And Then the End Will Come

    Early Latin Christian Interpretations of the Opening of the Seven Seals

    By Douglas W. Lumsden

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    This work examines a centuries-long intellectual tradition in the early Latin church linking the imagery associated with the opening of the Seven Seals of the Apocalypse with programs of ecclesiastical expansion and ascetic reform....

    Published November 28th 2000 by Routledge

  8. Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities

    Edited by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner

    The history of the divine is the history of human thought. For as long as men and women have pondered the mysteries of their existence, they have answered their own questions with stories of gods and goddesses. Belief in these deities shaped whole civilizations, yet today many of their names and...

    Published March 31st 2000 by Routledge

  9. The Israelites

    An Introduction

    By Antony Kamm

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    Antony Kamm presents an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the people of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah from earliest times up to AD 135. Charting the history of the Israelites, Kamm discusses their origins, land, society, culture and religion, as well as their relationship to the Roman...

    Published July 28th 1999 by Routledge

  10. Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity

    By Jon Davies

    Series: Religion in the First Christian Centuries

    In Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity, Jon Davies charts the significance of death to the emerging religious cults in the pre-Christian and early Christian world. He analyses the varied burial rituals and examines the different notions of the afterlife. Among the areas covered...

    Published June 23rd 1999 by Routledge