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Magic Bibliographies by John-Gabriel Bodard

These bibliographies so far contain only a few works which I have consulted for my PhD research into ancient Greek perceptions of magic. The content inevitably reflects my interests (particularly archaic and classical Greek literary sources). A comprehensive bibliography of magic (even ancient magic) would in any case be prohibitively huge. Feel free to suggest additions, etc. Please let me know if you find this of any use. There is a form to add a title or comment.


BRYCE Trevor R., The Lycians: A study of Lycian history and civilisation to the conquest of Alexander the Great (vol 1), Copenhagen, 1986.

DITTENBERGER Wilhelm, Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum, vol. I, (3rd ed.), Leipzig, 1915.

ELDERKIN G.W., 'Two Curse Inscriptions', Hesperia 6 (1937), 382-395.

FLACELIERE Robert & CHAMBRY Émile, Plutarch Vies, Tome III, Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 1964.

GAGER John G., Curse Tablets and binding Spells from the ancient World, Oxford University Press, 1992.

GEVRITZ S., 'Jericho and Shechem', Vetus Testamentum 13 (1963), 52-62.

HANSEN Peter Allan, Carmina epigraphica Graeca (2 vols), Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 1983-1989.

HARPER Robert Francis (ed.), The Code of Hammurabi, King of Babylon, University of Chicago Press, 1904.

PICARD Ch., 'Revue de Kakridis Arai', REG 44 (1931), 329.

PRITCHARD James B. (ed.) Ancient Near Eastern Texts relating to the Old Testament (3rd ed.), Princeton University Press, 1969.

ROBERT Jeanne & ROBERT Louis, Bulletin Epigraphique, REG 51 (1938), 418 (no. 23).

ROTH Martha T., Law Collections from Mesopotamia and Asia Minor (2nd ed.), Scholars Press, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997.

SOURVINOU-INWOOD Christiane, 'Priestess in the Text: Theano Menonos Agrylethen', G&R 35 (1988), 29-39.

SPEYER Wolfgang, 'Fluch', RLAC 7 (1969), 1160-1288.

STRUBBE Johan H.M., 'Cursed be He that moves my Bones', in edd. Faraone-Obbink, Magika Hiera (Oxford, 1992), 33-59.

STRUBBE Johan H.M, Arai Epitumbioi: Imprecations against desecrators of the grave in the Greek epitaphs of Asia Minor. A catalogue, (Inschriften griechischer Städte aus Kleinasien Bd. 52), Bonn, 1997.

VALOIS R., 'Arai', BCH 38 (1914), 250-271.

VERSNEL Henk S., 'An Essay on anatomical Curses', in ed. Fritz Graf, Ansichten griechischer Rituale, Geburstags-Symposium für Walter Burkert, Castelen bei Basel 15. bis 18. März 1996, Stuttgart und Leipzig, 1998, 217-267.

VERSNEL Henk S., 'Beyond Cursing: The appeal to justice in judicial prayers', in edd. Faraone-Obbink, Magika Hiera (Oxford 1992), 60-106.

WATSON Lindsay, Arae: The curse poetry of antiquity, Leeds, 1991.

ZIEBARTH Erich, 'Der Fluch im griechischen Recht', Hermes 30 (1895), 57-70.

ZIMMERMANN Martin, 'Neue Inschriften aus Kyaneai und Umgebung II', in (ed. Frank Kolb) Lykische Studien 1: Die Siedungskammer von Kyaneai, (Asia Minor Studien Bd. 9), Bonn, 1993, 139-150.

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