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In classical antiquity, there was much interest in necromancy–the consultation of the dead freek divination. People could seek knowledge from the dead by sleeping on tombs, visiting oracles, and attempting to reanimate corpses and skulls. Ranging over many of the lands in which Greek and Roman civilizations flourished, including Egypt, from the Greek archaic period through In classical antiquity, there was much interest in necromancy–the consultation of the dead for divination.

Ranging over many of the lands in which Greek and Roman civilizations flourished, including Egypt, from the Greek rmoan period through the late Roman empire, this book is the first comprehensive survey of the subject ever published in toman language.

Daniel Ogden surveys the places, performers, and techniques of necromancy as well as the reasons for turning to it. He investigates the cave-based sites of oracles of the dead at Heracleia Pontica and Tainaron, as well as the oracles at the Acheron and Avernus, which probably consisted of lakeside precincts. He argues that the Acheron oracle has been long misidentified, and considers in detail the traditions attached to each site.

Readers meet the personnel–real or imagined–of ancient necromancy: Ogden explains the technologies used to ovden or reanimate the dead and to compel them to disgorge their secrets. He concludes by examining ancient beliefs about ghosts and their wisdom–beliefs that underpinned and justified the practice of necromancy.

The first of its kind and filled with information, this volume will be of central importance to those interested in the rapidly expanding, inherently fascinating, and intellectually exciting subjects of ghosts and nscromancy in antiquity. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Greek and Roman Necromancyplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Greek and Roman Necromancy.

Lists with This Book. Mar 18, Stephanie rated it liked it Recommends it for: I’d like to give this one more stars because it’s choked full of interesting information. BUT, it is not for the layman. Unless you are a graduate student of classical studies, this is a SLOG to get through. I had to have another history book open just to get through the introduction. I found that I was skimming through much of it until I got to something I could understand without looking up something else.

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On the plus side, it is endlessly fascinating how ancient cultures viewed death and soug I’d like to give this one more stars because it’s choked full of interesting information.

On the plus side, it is endlessly fascinating how ancient cultures viewed death and sought wisdom through it. Their rituals were visceral but so were most of their rituals, not just the necromantic.

I want to say I will recommend this but I probably won’t. Not unless you’re serious about necromancy AND classical studies. Oct 21, Maurice rated it it was amazing Shelves: Excellent well-researched resource with a robust bibliography, and well-construed manner of presentation.

Greek and Roman Necromancy

From a personal perspective, dealing with skia and eidola, as well as all sorts of variety of the dead or shadowside of human and non-human origins on a day to day basis, reading a book on ancient necromancy with my undead yet ethereal companions was a pure pleasure. I’ve read it both as an informative academic study, and gathered some hints for practice – prepared my own Melikraton for th Excellent well-researched resource with a robust bibliography, and well-construed manner of presentation.

I’ve read it both as an informative academic study, and gathered some hints for practice – prepared my own Melikraton for the day of the dead All Saints Dayand invited my shadely friends for a bening feast necormancy compassion and soothing. I would add some personal revelations to the book an answer rokan questions gladly, breek as a whole – with a scholarly flair – that was a wonderful read.

I can’t wait to get my hands on ‘Drakon’ by the same author. Feb 17, Moros Heksenmeester rated it it was amazing. Before I started to read the book I was skeptic about a historian investigating a topic most people don’t dare to think about. After reading the book I’m rethinking some personal experiences from my own life. The title says Greek and Roman but the focus is on the Greek necromancers with their rituals, and the influences that came with the interaction between Romans, Egyptians and Persians.

The information was gathered by comparing written history, unwritten history, poems and science-fiction of Before I started to read the book I was skeptic about a historian investigating a topic most people don’t dare to think about.

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The information was gathered by comparing written history, unwritten grsek, poems and science-fiction of the period while visiting the main necromantic ritual locations which he describes in full detail.

Because of this there are an awful lot of references on each page and words of the languages to explain.

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This makes the book hard to read but necromanc the truly interested the filtered information may give new insights missed when reading the original sources.

Clearly the book is not for those who never read about the Greek deities or history and expect ready to use rituals.

It’s for those who want saniel raise their awareness towards the paranormal side of an ancient culture. Jan 15, Dagny rated it really liked it. The author has a knack for making such a dynamic topic as death, the underworld and living practioners of death-divining seem dry at times.

However, his methodology is excellent, and luckily the juiciness of the subject matter tends to compensate for his occasional dullness. As ans who’s not a scholar but with a keen interest in Greek and Roman mythology, I’m really glad I read it! Apr 16, Joseph Kavajecz rated it it was amazing.

Excellent reference in term of actual content. May 18, Amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this book for my ogeen senior thesis and it was incredibly helpful.

Ogden knows his stuff. Jun 11, Mau rated it it was amazing. And excellent, informative and sometimes grisly account of the practices of Necromancy during the Greek and Roman religious period. Kevin rated it it was amazing Mar 17, anc Paul rated it it was amazing Feb 20, Jaso rated it really liked it Oct 13, James rated it really liked it Jan 10, Vasilis rated it liked it Apr 09, Megan rated it really liked it May 07, Megan Kennedy rated it really liked it Jul 07, Anne rated it really liked it Oct 27, Lothar Tuppan rated it it was amazing Apr 19, Derek Newman-Stille rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Vicky Smith rated it it was amazing Feb 04, Rob Schmidt rated it it was amazing Jul 01, John rated it really liked it Aug 07, Erica rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Stephen rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Jennifer rated it really liked it Apr 02, Chris Feldman rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Chris LM ogdne it it was amazing Sep 27, Jorge Richard rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Chris Allaun rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Morgan Julian rated it liked it May 14, Nik rated it it was amazing Aug 24, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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