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Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World

by Kimberly B. Stratton (Editor), Dayna S. Kalleres (Editor)

Other authors: Kirsti Barrett Copeland (Contributor), Yaakov Elman (Contributor), David Frankfurter (Contributor), Fritz Graf (Contributor), Rebecca Lesses (Contributor)7 more, Nicola Denzey Lewis (Contributor), Annemarie Luijendijk (Contributor), Elizabeth Ann Pollard (Contributor), Annette Yoshiko Reed (Contributor), Pauline Ripat (Contributor), Barbette Stanley Spaeth (Contributor), Ayşe Tuzlak (Contributor)

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3* pela qualidade da escrita dos vários autores, porém acho que faltam bases ao livro para um maior entendimento. ( )
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An edited collection of fifteen articles, Daughters of Hecate: Women in Magic in the Ancient World follows in the footsteps of Brian Levack’s (1992) Articles on Witchcraft, Magic and Demonology series, Marvin Meyer and Paul Mirecki’s two volumes, Ancient Magic and Ritual Power (1995) and Magic and Ritual in the Ancient World (2002), and Gordon and Simón’s Magical Practice in the Latin West (2010). This particular volume – which is not a conference proceedings – focuses on women and magic and helps narrow the scope of a potentially broad field by purposefully avoiding treatments of the by-now familiar characters of Apuleius, Pythagoras, Empedocles, Chresimus, Zatchlas, and the like, in favor of exploring the roles of lesser-known, often anonymous women. (Circe and Medea, for example, are discussed at length in only one article [p. 42-52].) The result is a thorough collection that offers diverse perspectives on the roles of women and magic supported by evidence from the written and material records of numerous cultures.

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Stratton, Kimberly B.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kalleres, Dayna S.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Copeland, Kirsti BarrettContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Elman, YaakovContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frankfurter, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Graf, FritzContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lesses, RebeccaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lewis, Nicola DenzeyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Luijendijk, AnnemarieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pollard, Elizabeth AnnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reed, Annette YoshikoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ripat, PaulineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spaeth, Barbette StanleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tuzlak, AyşeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Daughters of Hecate unites for the first time research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman culture. The book illuminates the gendering of ancient magic by approaching the topic from three distinct disciplinary perspectives: literary stereotyping, the social application of magic discourse, and material culture.

The authors probe the foundations of, processes, and motivations behind gendered stereotypes, beginning with Western culture's earliest associations of women and magic in the Bible and Homer's Odyssey. Daughters of Hecate provides a nuanced exploration of the topic while avoiding reductive approaches. In fact, the essays in this volume uncover complexities and counter-discourses that challenge, rather than reaffirm, many gendered stereotypes taken for granted and reified by most modern scholarship.

By combining critical theoretical methods with research into literary and material evidence, Daughters of Hecate interrogates a false association that has persisted from antiquity, to early modern witch hunts, to the present day.

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