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  • Magic in the Roman Worldby Naomi Janowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    Using in-depth examples of 'magical' practice such as exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of humans into divine beings, this lively volume demonstrates that the word 'magic' was used widely in late antique texts as part of polemics against enemies and sometimes merely as a term for other people's rituals. Naomi Janowitz shows that... more...

  • The Family Romance of Martyrdom in Second Maccabeesby Naomi Janowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Centering on the first extant martyr story (2 Maccabees 7), this study explores the "autonomous value" of martyrdom. The story of a mother and her seven sons who die under the torture of the Greek king Antiochus displaces the long-problematic Temple sacrificial cult with new cultic practices, and presents a new family romance that encodes unconscious... more...

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