Graf, F: Magic in the Ancient World
Ancient Greeks and Romans often turned to magic to achieve personal goals. Magical rites were seen as a route for 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.
Fritz Graf, geb. 1944, ist seit 1999 Andrew Fleming West Professor für Klassische Philologie an der Universität Princeton, USA.