Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1999. Soft Cover. 8vo. Fine. Item #006530
Revealing Antiquity No. 10. Second printing. Soft cover. 313 pp. A few bumps to spine head, crease to upper corner of front cover. Else fine. Ancient Greeks and Romans often turned to magic to achieve personal goals. Magical rites were seen as a route of direct access to the gods for material gains as well as for spiritual satisfaction. In this fascinating survey of magical beliefs and practices from the sixth century B.C.E. through late antiquity, Fritz Graf sheds new light on ancient religion.