Hellenic Witchcraft and Magic Reading List

Apollonius of Rhodes. Voyage of the Argo. Trans. Emile Victor Rieu. 2nd ed. N.p.: Penguin Classics, 1959. Print.

Bracke, Evelien. “Of Metis and Magic: The Conceptual Transformations of Circe and Medea in Ancient Greek Poetry.” Doctoral thesis. Maynooth, 2009. Print.

Clark, Brian. “The Witches of Thessaly.” N.d. MS.

Collins, Derek. Magic in the Ancient Greek World. N.p.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. Print.

D'Este, Sorita. Hekate: Liminal Rites. N.p.: Avalonia, 2009. Print.

Euripides. Medea. Trans. Rex Warner. Rep Una ed. N.p.: Dover, 1993. Print. Dover Thrift Editions.

Faraone, Christopher A. Ancient Greek Love Magic. N.p.: Harvard University, 2001. Print.

Flint, Valerie, et al. Ancient Greece and Rome. Ed. Bengt Ankarloo and Stuart Clark. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania, 1999. Print. Vol. 2 of Witchcraft and Magic in Europe. 6 vols.

Gager, John G. Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World. N.p.: Oxford University, 1999. Print.

Griffiths, Emma. Medea. N.p.: Routledge, 2006. Print. Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World.

Johnston, Sarah Iles. Ancient Greek Divination. N.p.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. Print.

- - -. Hekate Soteira: A Study of Hekate’s Roles in the Chaldean Oracles and Related Literature. N.p.: Oxford University, 1990. Print.

- - -. Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece. Reprint ed. N.p.: U of California, 2013. Print.

Lucan. Civil War. Trans. Matthew Fox. N.p.: Penguin Classics, 2012. Print.

Luck, Georg. Arcana Mundi. N.p.: John Hopkins University, 2006. Print.

Ogden, Daniel. Greek and Roman Necromancy. N.p.: Princeton University, 2004. Print.

- - -. Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds. 2nd ed. N.p.: Oxford University, 2009. Print.

- - -. Night’s Black Agents: Witches, Wizards, and the Dead in the Ancient World. N.p.: Bloomsbury Academic, 2008. Print.

Ovid. Metamorphoses. Trans. David Raeburn. Reprint ed. N.p.: Penguin Classics, 2004. Print.

Penman, Elicia Ann. “Toil and Trouble: Changes of Imagery to Hekate and Medea in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.” Doctoral thesis. Queensland, 2014. Print.

Rabinowitz, Jacob. The Rotting Goddess: The Origin of the Witch in Classical Antiquity. N.p.: Autonomedia, 1998. Print.

Seneca. Medea. Trans. Frederick Ahl. N.p.: Cornell University, 1986. Print. Masters of Latin Literature.

Spaeth, Barbette Stanley. “From Goddess to Hag: The Greek and Roman Witch in Classical Literature.” 2014. Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World. Ed. Dayna Kalleres and Kimberly Stratton. N.p.: Oxford University, 2014. 41-70. Print.

Turkilsen, Debbie. “Magic in the Ancient World.” N.d. MS.

“There is a belief that where information is abundant, there is a superabundance of memory. However, the present shows us that is not the case at all. Information is not memory. It does not contribute to memory, but rather works only in its own interest. And its interest is for everything to be immediately forgotten to then assert the unique, abstract truth of the present and then assert itself as the only one adapted to that truth. The more the facts abound, the more the feeling of its undifferentiated equality imposes itself. And the capacity also expands to transform its endless juxtaposition into the impossibility to conclude, to read in the facts the meaning of a story.”

Jacques Rancière, from Film Fables (Bloomsbury Academic, 2006)

The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror. The self-awareness of the individual is only a flickering in the closed circuits of historical life. That is why the prejudices of the individual, far more than his judgments, constitute the historical reality of his being.

Hans-Georg Gadamer

[Reference: Gadamer (2013) Truth and Method. Translated by Joel Weinsheimer and Donald G. Marshall (New York: Bloomsbury Academic).]