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CLASSICS 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Roman Magistrate, Greco-Roman Mysteries, Oea

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24 Apr 2018
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Apuleius was accused of practicing black magic and killing his step son/friend. Apology is basically his defense speech; in this, he is playing with th
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CLASSICS 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Ephesia Grammata

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22 Feb 2018
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The internal logic of the culture is that you have to say certain things to make something happen. In-group and out-group situations; the use of certai
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CLASSICS 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Hermes Trismegistus, Headache, Proserpina

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13 Feb 2018
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Based on what we know, it is very likely that they are predominantly men. Imagine gods as a mix of human and animal. Relates to the greek/roman god of
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CLASSICS 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Sympathetic Magic, Hecate

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1 Feb 2018
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Lecture 4: curse tablets and binding spells ii. The fundamental idea is to bind someone, not necessarily harm them. Usually not i curse but i bind . Th
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CLASSICS 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Epimenides, Pre-Socratic Philosophy

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6 Mar 2018
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Presocratic philosophers: philosophers that came before socrates; a modern division before socrates; thought of as a group of people that are difficult
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CLASSICS 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Libanius

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27 Feb 2018
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Leads us into the discussion of erotic and love magic. Agents meant that these statues, dolls, and figurines were a physical extension of an actual per
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CLASSICS 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Necromancy, Laundry Detergent, Garlic

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5 Apr 2018
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Lecture 17: necromancy and visceral angles of magic (continued) Interesting how spells say that the taste of a potion will be disgusting or elicit anot
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CLASSICS 330 Lecture 3: Curse Tablets and Binding Spells

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1 Feb 2018
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Lead tablets, usually rolled, pierced with a nail and hidden. People think that once a tablet is unrolled or found, its power is negated. Preserved rea
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CLASSICS 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Ephesia Grammata, Odysseus, Katabasis

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20 Mar 2018
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Visiting the underworld (katabasis = official term of going down into the underworld). This word will be seen a lot in ogden. The fact that this word h
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CLASSICS 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Libanius

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22 Feb 2018
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Leads us into the discussion of erotic and love magic. Figurines that have been found are commonly made of lead. Figurine of a naked man, something aro
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CLASSICS 330 Lecture 16: Ghosts and Necromancy

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29 Mar 2018
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Location matters, history matters, and age matters. The farther east in the country you get, the more likely you are to hear these stories because of h
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CLASSICS 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Ephesia Grammata, Hawara, The Figurine

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27 Feb 2018
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Love spells are definitely a type of binding spell, but they have other features that make them identifiable as love spells. Love spells tend to be mor
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