Chapter 1. Magic: What is it and How Does it Work?

  1. Derek Collins

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696453.ch1

Magic in the Ancient Greek World

Magic in the Ancient Greek World

How to Cite

Collins, D. (2007) Magic: What is it and How Does it Work?, in Magic in the Ancient Greek World, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696453.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405132381

Online ISBN: 9780470696453

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Keywords:

  • Roman antiquity;
  • magical practitioners;
  • greek magic;
  • historical moment;
  • imaginations

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Frazer and Tylor

  • Malinowski

  • Magic as Communication

  • Lévy-Bruhl

  • Evans-Pritchard

  • Sympathetic Magic

  • Magic and the Extended Person

  • Magic and Analogy

  • Beyond Frazer

  • Tambiah and Persuasive Magic

  • Conclusion