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  1. Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae: A Biography

    Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae: A Biography [Paperback]

    Bernard McGinn (Author)

    £13.99

    ISBN: 9780691191799
    Published by : Princeton University Press
    Series: Lives of Great Religious Books
    Volume: 41
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    The life and times of the most important theological work of medieval Christendom Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae holds a unique place in Western religion and philosophy. Written between 1266 and 1273, it was conceived by Aquinas as an instruct... .... Learn More
  2. Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World

    Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World [Hardback]

    Radcliffe G. Edmonds III (Author)

    £35.00

    ISBN: 9780691156934
    Published by : Princeton University Press
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    An unparalleled exploration of magic in the Greco-Roman world What did magic mean to the people of ancient Greece and Rome? How did Greeks and Romans not only imagine what magic could do, but also use it to try to influence the world around them?... .... Learn More
  3. On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome

    On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome [Paperback]

    Jorg Rupke (Author)

    £19.99

    ISBN: 9781501735110
    Published by : Cornell University Press
    Series: Townsend Lectures Series/Cornell Studies in Classical Philology
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    Was religious practice in ancient Rome cultic and hostile to individual expression? Or was there, rather, considerable latitude for individual initiative and creativity? Joerg Rupke, one of the world's leading authorities on Roman religion, demons... .... Learn More
  4. Guide to the Study of Ancient Magic

    Guide to the Study of Ancient Magic [Hardback]

    David Frankfurter (Editor)

    £250.00

    ISBN: 9789004171572
    Published by : Brill
    Series: Religions in the Graeco-Roman World
    Volume: 189
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    In the midst of academic debates about the utility of the term "magic" and the cultural meaning of ancient words like mageia or khesheph, this Guide to the Study of Ancient Magic seeks to advance the discussion by separating out three topics essen... .... Learn More
  5. Ancient Magic: A Practitioner's Guide to the Supernatural in Greece and Rome

    Ancient Magic: A Practitioner's Guide to the Supernatural in Greece and Rome [Hardback]

    Philip Matyszak (Author)

    £14.95

    ISBN: 9780500052075
    Published by : Thames and Hudson
    Magic was everywhere in the ancient world. The supernatural abounded, turning flowers into fruit and caterpillars into butterflies. Magic packed a cloud of water vapour with energy enough to destroy a house with one well-aimed thunderbolt. It was ... .... Learn More
  6. Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

    Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury [Hardback]

    John F. Miller (Editor); Jenny Strauss Clay (Editor)

    £80.00

    ISBN: 9780198777342
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Of all the divinities of classical antiquity, the Greek Hermes (Mercury in his Roman alter ego) is the most versatile, enigmatic, complex, and ambiguous. The runt of the Olympian litter, he is the god of lies and tricks, yet is also kindly towards... .... Learn More
  7. Uncovering Anna Perenna: A Focused Study of Roman Myth and Culture

    Uncovering Anna Perenna: A Focused Study of Roman Myth and Culture [Hardback]

    Gwynaeth McIntyre (Editor); Sarah McCallum (Editor)

    £85.00

    ISBN: 9781350048430
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    The figure of Anna Perenna embodies the complexity and richness of the Roman mythological tradition. In exploring Anna Perenna, the contributors apply different perspectives and critical methods to an array of compelling evidence drawn from centra... .... Learn More
  8. Cicero and the Rise of Deification at Rome

    Cicero and the Rise of Deification at Rome [Paperback]

    Spencer Cole (Author)

    £18.99

    ISBN: 9781108730037
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    This book tells a part of the back-story to major religious transformations emerging from the tumult of the late Republic. It considers the dynamic interplay of Cicero's approximations of mortals and immortals with a range of artifacts and activit... .... Learn More
  9. Movement, Sensory Spaces, and Religious Experience in Roman Antiquity

    Movement, Sensory Spaces, and Religious Experience in Roman Antiquity [Hardback]

    Rebecca Littlechilds (Editor); Jeffrey D. Veitch (Editor)

    £115.00

    ISBN: 9780815378945
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Studies in Roman Space and Urbanism
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    This is the first volume to bring together the fields of ancient religions, sensory studies and movement studies, with the objective of introducing sensory studies as a methodological approach to religion. The volume’s main theme is human movement... .... Learn More
  10. Roman Republican Augury: Freedom and Control

    Roman Republican Augury: Freedom and Control [Hardback]

    Lindsay G. Driediger-Murphy (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9780198834434
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Series: Oxford Classical Monographs
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    Roman Republican Augury: Freedom and Control proposes a new way of understanding augury, a form of Roman state divination designed to consult the god Jupiter. Previous scholarly studies of augury have tended to focus either upon its legal-constitu... .... Learn More

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