Transmission of Magical Knowledge in Antiquity

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  • Christopher A. Faraone
  • Sofía Torallas Tovar


The project, Transmission of magical knowledge in antiquity: the papyrus magical handbooks in context, proposes to re-edit and re-translate the handbooks concerning magical knowledge, as well as to carry out their first large-scale study as material objects and media of cultural transmission. The project is directed by Christopher A. Faraone and Sofía Torallas Tovar. Its general editors come from USA, Europe and Australia, as it can be seen in the Participants section.