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Writing Greek Amulets in Roman Imperial Times

Christopher Faraone (Chicago)
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 3:30pm
216 Denny Hall

Professor Faraone is a well-known figure in the world of ancient Greek magic, religion, and poetry and is the author of a number of books on these subjects (Talismans and Trojan Horses: Guardian Statues in Ancient Greek Myth and Ritual (1992), Ancient Greek Love Magic (1999), and The Stanzaic Architecture of Ancient Greek Elegiac Poetry (2008)) as well as numerous articles and contributions to volumes. He has also co-edited several important collections of papers: Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion (1991), Masks of Dionysus (1993), Initiation in Ancient Greek Rituals and Narratives: New Critical Perspectives (2003), Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World (2005), and Animal Sacrifice Revisited: Issues of Violence, Solidarity, and Centrality in a Greek and Roman Religious Practice (2011). Current research projects include: magical amulets and gems; hexametric genres (incantations, oracles, hymns) in Greek epic; the poetics of catalogues in the Theogony.

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