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Jewish Law and Hellenistic Legal Practice in the Light of Greek Papyri from Egypt

Joseph Mélèze Modrzejewski

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Papyrus – an Egyptian plant from the Cyperaceae family – served as the fundamental media in communicating written information during the Antiquity period. While the term ‘papyrology’ is used to refer ... More


Introduction

Benjamin Kelly

in Petitions, Litigation, and Social Control in Roman Egypt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599615
eISBN:
9780191731525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599615.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the documentation that will be used in the book, and discusses the types of social history that can be written on the basis of this documentation. It then explains the choice ... More


The Label of ‘Magic’ in the Ancient Greco­Roman World

Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

in Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691156934
eISBN:
9780691186092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156934.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

This concluding chapter assesses why the label of “magic” is applied, by whom, to whom, and in what circumstances. Many of the things labeled as “magic”—curses or prayers or divinatory rituals—may, ... More


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