Thelxis means "enchantment". This is not a book about real magic in Greek society but about idealized conceptions of magic in Greek myth and poetry. The author focuses on the magic in Greek myth and poetry from Homer to Theocritus, before the period of the Roman Empire. He does not hesitate to draw analogies from elsewhere, and on occasion he can be speculative.
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Book Description Univ Pr of Amer, Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0819186570 Very Good; Contents are tight and clean; Hard Cover; Univ Pr of Amer; 1992; 0. Bookseller Inventory # 89937
Book Description University Press Of America, Lanham, 1992 First Edition. Hardback. No Dust Jacket., 1992. 8vo. pp xi, 332. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered gilt on spine and on front cover. Signed by the author on the title page, "For John Gawler, a great teacher, from an appreciative student, Hugh." ISBN: 0819186570 Slight wear, otherwise very good. Bookseller Inventory # C42515
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