Roman Agricultural Magic

Roman Agricultural Magic

By Britta K. Ager

PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2010

Abstract: In this dissertation, I examine the magical practices of Roman farmers, primarily through the Latin farming manuals; topics include the magical practices which the Roman agronomists recommend to farmers, the relationship of this material to other genres of magic such as curses and amulets, and how its inclusion in technical handbooks is part of the authors

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