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By Jacco Dieleman

This e-book is an research into the sector of creation and use of 2 comparable bilingual magical handbooks discovered as a part of a bigger number of magical and alchemical manuscripts round 1828 within the hills surrounding Luxor, Egypt. either handbooks, relationship to the Roman interval, include an collection of recipes for magical rites within the Demotic and Greek language. The library which contains those handbooks is these days larger often called the Theban Magical Library. The ebook strains the social and cultural milieu of the composers, compilers and clients of the extant spells via a mixture of philology, sociolinguistics and cultural research. To anyone engaged on Greco-Roman Egypt, old magic, and bilingualism this research is of vital significance.

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