Magic in the Ancient World: How the Greeks and Romans Used Spells to Curse, Love, and Heal

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Andrew Henry
In this four-session seminar, we’ll use archaeological evidence to understand the magical rituals the ancient Romans practiced. We'll examine our own modern notions about the differences between magic, science, and religion, and explore how our modern categories influence how we examine ancient evidence.
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Today, in the 21st century, we think of magic, medicine, and miracles as three wholly distinct concepts. But in antiquity, these were all one and the same. The local magician was also the local medicine man; the local doctor also claimed to work miracles. In this four-session seminar, we’ll use archaeological evidence to understand the magical rituals the ancient Romans practiced, including:

  • Curse tablets
  • Healing spells
  • Love potions
  • And more!

Finally, we’ll examine our own modern notions about the differences between magic, science, and religion, and explore how our modern categories influence how we examine ancient evidence.

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Magic in the Ancient World: How the Greeks and Romans Used Spells to Curse, Love, and Heal

with

Andrew Henry

Sundays, May 9 - Jun 6, 9am-10am PT / 12pm-1pm ET
$
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Today, in the 21st century, we think of magic, medicine, and miracles as three wholly distinct concepts. But in antiquity, these were all one and the same. The local magician was also the local medicine man; the local doctor also claimed to work miracles. In this four-session seminar, we’ll use archaeological evidence to understand the magical rituals the ancient Romans practiced, including:

  • Curse tablets
  • Healing spells
  • Love potions
  • And more!

Finally, we’ll examine our own modern notions about the differences between magic, science, and religion, and explore how our modern categories influence how we examine ancient evidence.

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