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La selección de encantamientos en un libro de magia

Sobre la autoridad acreditada en el PGM VII

Raquel Martín Hernández    Universidad Compluetense de Madrid, España    

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PGM VII is a Greek magical handbook which was composed by its principal scribe very carefully. The disposition and selection of prescriptions speak about the composition of the formulary with a plan in mind. In this article, the spells attributed to an author of prestige will be analyzed in order to put in question the belief that the magical handbooks written only in Greek demand a familiarity with international authors while the Demotic handbooks demand only for national authorities. PGM VII shows a preferred use of Hellenistic recognized authorities to “sale” better the prescriptions of the formulary, a marketing strategy that speaks of the “taste” of the potential readers.

keywords: Graeco-Egyptian Magical Formularies. PGM VII. Authoritative Tradition. Marketing Strategies. Hellenistic Magicians.

Lingua: it

Presentato: 08 Novembre 2016   Accettato: 08 Dicembre 2016   Pubblicato: 12 Luglio 2017  
permalink: http://doi.org/10.14277/6969-180-5/ANT-11-4

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