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Ogden knows his stuff. Because of this there are an awful lot of references on each page and words of the languages to explain. I am not sure what the answer is, but I am sure that we cannot lump these things together into any single category, including necromancy — or magic, for that matter.

Feb 17, Moros Heksenmeester rated it it was amazing. Article PDF first page preview. To go further with this line of thought, Hermes’ caduceus might validly count as a necromantic tool, but throwing all wands, Odysseus’ sword, Teiresias’ staff, Aristeas’ golden arrow and the staff on which Oedipus leans in Euripides’ Phoenician Women into the necromantic mix only makes one think of a certain joke about Freud.

But at a closer look, this evidence crumbles: He is also concerned about the lack of a cave in Odyssey 11 and various other literary sources, apparently because he expects nekuomanteia to have caves. But the text cited Mela does not bear this out I served as one of the Princeton University Press referees for a different version of this manuscript in early Books Available for Review. Apr 16, Joseph Kavajecz rated it it was amazing. Chapter 1 musters the evidence for necromancy at the tomb; it starts with Aeschylus’ Persaeadds more tragic evidence, and easily moves to Vergil’s Moeris and Horace’s Canidia.


Sign in via your Institution Sign in. As scholars, we gain nothing by tagging them as “necromancy”; the tag rather hides information about the role of divination, dreams, and incubation in Imperial Greek or Roman society.

Then, four inscriptions are added to prove that “at least some of the dead could welcome consultation in the tomb” 6: Anne rated it really liked it Oct 27, Paperbackpages. I’ve read it both as an informative academic study, and gathered some hints for practice – prepared my own Melikraton for th Excellent well-researched resource with a robust bibliography, and well-construed manner of presentation.

With such an unashamed tabloid take gteek antiquity, how could he resist this long? I’d like to give this one more stars because it’s choked full of interesting information.

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Rather, to solve this quandary we must simply remember, once more, that we are talking about myth, not reality, and that one of the beauties of myth, especially local myth, is its extraordinary flexibility, its capacity to ignore what it doesn’t wish to acknowledge for the moment, such as alternative versions.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Trivia About Greek and Roman N In classical antiquity, there was much interest in necromancy–the consultation of the dead for divination.

This makes the book hard to read but for the truly interested the filtered information may give new insights missed when reading the original sources.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The information was gathered by comparing written history, unwritten history, poems and science-fiction of Before I started to read the book I was skeptic about a historian investigating a topic most people don’t dare to think about.

Greek and Roman Necromancy

In the same chapter, Ogden draws on phenomena that have only a tenuous connection with his main topic: The simple fact, which solves all such quandries but which O. Bryn Mawr Classical Review The first of its kind and filled with information, this volume will be of central importance to those interested in the rapidly expanding, inherently fascinating, and intellectually exciting subjects of ghosts and magic in antiquity.

Each of the phenomena that O. He begins by telling us that Ampelius, a fourth-century CE compiler of weird information, described a marvelous foot bridge that Medea had built across a lake at Epiran Argos, near a “descent to the dead”; O.

Open Preview See a Problem? The author has a knack for making such a dynamic topic as death, the underworld and living practioners of death-divining seem dry at times. Lists with This Book. Nor is Aeschylus’ Psychagogoi, for example, a guide-book: