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Research Project

Transmission of Magical Knowledge in Antiquity: The Papyrus Magical Handbooks in Context, Part II

2020 – 2022

Key Question

Project Summary

Extending a research investigation begun in 2015, this project is finalizing an edited text and translation of an important corpus of ancient magical handbooks.

Research Team

Christopher Faraone

Christopher Faraone

Edward Olson Professor of Classics in the Department of Classics and the College

University of Chicago

Christopher Faraone’s research interests focus on Ancient Greek poetry, religion and magic. His recent works include Vanishing Acts: Deletio Morbi as Speech Act and Visual Design on Ancient Greek Amulets, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplement 115 (London 2013) and...

Sofía Torallas Tovar

Sofía Torallas Tovar

Professor of Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

University of Chicago

Since 2002, Sofía Torallas Tovar has been the curator of the Papyrological collections at the Abadia de Montserrat and directs the research conducted by the CSIC and Universitat Pompeu Fabra at the Abbey (http://dvctvs.upf.edu). She participates in...

Alberto Nodar Domínguez

Alberto Nodar Domínguez

Associate Professor in Classics

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Alberto Nodar Domínguez is an Associate Professor in Classics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. He has conducted research at the Institut für Papyrologie in the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg as an Alexander von Humboldt scholar (2001-2002) and at the Katholieke...

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