ARKEO 2846

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Modern perceptions of Classical civilizations often stress those aspects of their cultures that are compatible with contemporary concepts of "rational thought." Certainly, Greek and Roman scholars did make great achievements in science, medicine, and philosophy - but these multifaceted societies also had a place for magical amulets, love potions, and curse tablets. Drawing on both archaeological and textual evidence, we will (1) investigate a range of ancient and modern approaches to the concept of "magic," and (2) explore the role of magical practices in ancient Greek and Roman society.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2846CLASS 2646NES 2546

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16141ARKEO 2846  LEC 001

  • 16142ARKEO 2846  DIS 201

  • 16143ARKEO 2846  DIS 202