Ancient Egyptian Magic and Demonology
General Catalog Course Title:
Egyptian Studies
Terms Offered:
Spring 2015

 "Ancient Egyptian Magic and Demonology" - This seminar will explore the character of ancient Egyptian magical practices, with a special focus on the role that demons played in magical texts and images. Definition, function and understanding of what is meant by "magic" and "demons" in ancient Egypt will be addressed according to the most recent studies on the topic and on available textual and material sources (magical spells, ritual, and magical objects) produced from the early Pharaonic history to the Greco-Roman period and including the study of a few texts selected from the corpus of the so-called Papyri Grecae-Magicae (Greek Magical Papyri).

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