Magic in the Ancient World
This course explores the role of magic and other occult practices in Greek and Roman religion and culture. The origins, literary depictions, philosophical critiques and social background of magical thought and practice are examined. Some consideration is also given to the conflict of magical tradition and cult with early Christianity and ancient philosophy and science. PREREQ: 18 university credits. (lec 3) cr 3. Student may not retain credit for both CLAS 2156EL and ANCS 2156EL.