Magic Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek & Roman Worlds (CLA3033)

30 credits

The module investigates the wide range of evidence from the Greek and Roman worlds for the practice and representation of magic and witchcraft and beliefs about ghosts and the practical manipulation thereof. Subjects include curse tablets, voodoo dolls, Greek magical papyri, amulets, and a wide range of entertaining and occasionally gory literary sources, including ghost stories.