Magical Hymns from Roman Egypt: A Study of Greek and Egyptian Traditions of Divinity
Cambridge University Press, 10 oct. 2016
This interdisciplinary study investigates the divine personas in the so-called magical hymns of the Greek magical papyri which, in a corpus usually seen as a significant expression of religious syncretism with strong Egyptian influence, were long considered to be the 'most authentically Greek' contribution. Fifteen hymns receive a line-by-line commentary focusing on religious concepts, ritual practice, language and style. The overarching aim is to categorise the nature of divinity according to its Greek or Egyptian elements, examining earlier Greek and Egyptian sources and religious-magical traditions in order to find textual or conceptual parallels. Are the gods of the magical hymns Greek or Egyptian in nature? Did the magical hymns originate in a Greek or Egyptian cultural background? The book tries to answer these questions and to shed light on the religious plurality and/or fusion of the two cultures in the treatment of divinity in the Greek magical papyri.
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Hymns to the female chthoniclunar
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Aesch Amun AmunRe Ancient Ancient Egypt Aphrodite Apollo Apollonian appear Aristoph Artemis Assmann attested attributes background chthonic commentary conception connection considered context cosmic cosmos creator cultural daimon Demeter Demotic described divine dream oracle E.g. Hom earth Egypt Egyptian Egyptian tradition epithet Erinyes especially example Faraone Fauth Furley god’s goddess gods Greek Hecate Hecate’s Helios Hellenistic Hermes Hesiod Homeric Homeric Hymn Horus identified Intro invocation invoked Isidorus Isis Johnston JudaeoChristian Kákosy Klotz LdÄ Leiden literature lunar hymns magical hymns magical papyri magical procedure magician Moirai moon nature Netherworld originally Orphic papyrus parallel passage Persephone phrase possible Preisendanz primordial Quack refer religion religious Ritner ritual Sarapis Sauneron scarab seems Selene socalled solar deities solar god solar hymns specific spell symbols temple texts Töv typical Underworld verse voces magicae Zeus δέσποτα καὶ κόσμου