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Title: Priests, Tongues, and Rites
Subtitle: The London-Leiden Magical Manuscripts and Translation in Egyptian Ritual (100-300 CE)
Written By: J. Dieleman
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=10&pid=26260
Series Title: Religions in the Graeco-Roman World
Description:

This book is an investigation into the sphere of production and use of two
related bilingual magical handbooks found as part of a larger collection of
magical and alchemical manuscripts around 1828 in the hills surrounding
Luxor, Egypt. Both handbooks, dating to the Roman period, contain an
assortment of recipes for magical rites in the Demotic and Greek language.
The library which comprises these two handbooks is nowadays better known as
the Theban Magical Library.

The book traces the social and cultural milieu of the composers, compilers
and users of the extant spells through a combination of philology,
sociolinguistics and cultural analysis. To anybody working on Greco-Roman
Egypt, ancient magic, and bilingualism this study is of significant
importance.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Ling & Literature

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004141855
ISBN-13: 9789004141858
Pages: xiv
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Europe EURO 94