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    College of William & Mary
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

CLCV 409 - Magic and the Supernatural in the Ancient World


Fall or Spring (3) Spaeth (College 200, ALV)

Topics covered include the definition of magic in classical antiquity, practitioners of magic, magical words and objects, supernatural creatures, methods of supernatural contact, the relationship between magic and mystery cults, and the tension between the state and magic users. (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the CSI domain.)