New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 1998.
This volume brings together new research into the place of witchcraft and magic in Greek and Roman culture and society. Topics covered include the practice of sorcery, the portrayal of witches and sorcerers in classical literature, and legal and philosophical attitudes to magic.
Binding spells - curse tablets and voodoo dolls in the Greek and Roman worlds, Daniel Ogden; witches and sorcerers in classical literature, Georg Luck; imagining Greek and Roman magic, Richard Gordon; the demonization of magic and sorcery in late antiquity - Christian redefinitions of Pagan religions, Valerie Flint.