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Magic in the Ancient World
CCIV 118
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ARCP 118

Magic was ubiquitous in the ancient Mediterranean, encompassing such wide-ranging practices as love spells, prophecy, and astrology. In this course, we will look at the range of source materials, relying on physical evidence (such as lead curse tablets, sculpture, and architecture), as well as literary production and written legislation, to investigate magical practices in antiquity. Ultimately, we will discuss why magic is a problematic category and consider how these behaviors provide unique insight into the complexities of religious beliefs in the ancient world.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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