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by Ged
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual
Replies: 24
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Re: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual

Anyway, here is a question for the class. Look at this image and the caption below it (from Skinner's book) and tell us who is illustrated in the image This is Besas (or Bes, Besa) according to Preisendanz; or at a guess it might be the headless one? there’s a nice image in vol. I of Preisendanz’ w...
by Ged
Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Greek Magical Papyri (PGM)
Topic: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual
Replies: 24
Views: 9127

Re: Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic - Add the Usual

I've recently read Skinner's doctoral thesis, on which the "Techniques…" books are based, and guess the published versions (which I haven't read) are pretty much unaltered from the submitted text. If anyone wants to spare themselves the cost of buying the books, the thesis can be downloade...
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