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The Resource Magical hymns from Roman Egypt : a study of Greek and Egyptian traditions of divinity, Ljuba Merlina Bortolani

Magical hymns from Roman Egypt : a study of Greek and Egyptian traditions of divinity, Ljuba Merlina Bortolani

Label
Magical hymns from Roman Egypt : a study of Greek and Egyptian traditions of divinity
Title
Magical hymns from Roman Egypt
Title remainder
a study of Greek and Egyptian traditions of divinity
Statement of responsibility
Ljuba Merlina Bortolani
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"This interdisciplinary study investigates the divine personas in the so-called magical hymns of the Greek magical papyri which, in a corpus usually seen as a significant expression of religious syncretism with strong Egyptian influence, were long considered to be the 'most authentically Greek' contribution. Fifteen hymns receive a line-by-line commentary focusing on religious concepts, ritual practice, language and style. The overarching aim is to categorise the nature of divinity according to its Greek or Egyptian elements, examining earlier Greek and Egyptian sources and religious-magical traditions in order to find textual or conceptual parallels. Are the gods of the magical hymns Greek or Egyptian in nature? Did the magical hymns originate in a Greek or Egyptian cultural background? The book tries to answer these questions and to shed light on the religious plurality and/or fusion of the two cultures in the treatment of divinity in the Greek magical papyri"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Papyri graecae magicae
  • Papyri graecae magicae
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bortolani, Ljuba Merlina
Dewey number
133.4/30932
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English; includes hymns in Greek with English translation followed by commentary
LC call number
BF1591
LC item number
.B67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic, Greek
  • Magic, Egyptian
  • Greece
  • Egypt
  • Magic, Egyptian
  • Magic, Greek
  • Religion
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Römerzeit
  • Hymne
  • Magie
  • Göttlichkeit
  • Magie
  • Papyrus
  • Griechisch
  • Ägypten
Label
Magical hymns from Roman Egypt : a study of Greek and Egyptian traditions of divinity, Ljuba Merlina Bortolani
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-430) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
945549945
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 467 pages
Isbn
9781107108387
Lccn
2016001614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026606338
System control number
(OCoLC)945549945
Label
Magical hymns from Roman Egypt : a study of Greek and Egyptian traditions of divinity, Ljuba Merlina Bortolani
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-430) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
945549945
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 467 pages
Isbn
9781107108387
Lccn
2016001614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026606338
System control number
(OCoLC)945549945

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