By Jacco Dieleman

This ebook is an research into the field of construction and use of 2 comparable bilingual magical handbooks came upon as a part of a bigger number of magical and alchemical manuscripts round 1828 within the hills surrounding Luxor, Egypt. either handbooks, relationship to the Roman interval, include an collection of recipes for magical rites within the Demotic and Greek language. The library which includes those handbooks is these days greater often called the Theban Magical Library. The e-book lines the social and cultural milieu of the composers, compilers and clients of the extant spells via a mixture of philology, sociolinguistics and cultural research. To anyone engaged on Greco-Roman Egypt, old magic, and bilingualism this learn is of important value.

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