Magic and Myth in the Archiv für Religionsgeschichte

Today I came across a delightful slew of articles on magic and myth in Archiv für Religionsgeschichte 16:1 (2015). Here is the table of contents:

 

In memoriam Walter Burkert (February 2, 1931 – March 11, 2015) IX
I. Authoritative Traditions and Ritual Power in the Ancient
World
Raʿanan Boustan, Jacco Dieleman, and Joseph E. Sanzo: Introduction: Authoritative Traditions and Ritual Power in the Ancient World

 

David Frankfurter:The Great, the Little, and the Authoritative Tradition in Magic of the Ancient World

 

Theodore S. de Bruyn: An Anatomy of Tradition: The Case of the Charitêsion

 

Sarah Iles Johnston: The Authority of Greek Mythic Narratives in the Magical Papyri

 

Joseph E. Sanzo: The Innovative Use of Biblical Traditions for Ritual Power: The Crucifixion of Jesus on a Coptic Exorcistic Spell (Brit. Lib. Or. 6796[4], 6796) as a Test Case

 

Raʿanan Boustan and Michael Beshay: Sealing the Demons, Once and For All: The Ring of Solomon, the Cross of Christ, and the Power of Biblical Kingship

 

II. New Directions in the Study of Myth

 

Hanne Eisenfeld: Ishtar Rejected: Reading a Mesopotamian Goddess in the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite

 

Laura Feldt: Ancient Wilderness Mythologies – The Case of Space and Religious Identity
Formation in the Gospel of Matthew

 

Jan N. Bremmer: The Self-sacrifice of Menoeceus in Euripides’ Phoenissae, II Maccabees and Statius’ Thebaid

 

Fritz Graf: Early Histories Written in Stone: Epigraphy and Mythical Narratives

 

H. A. Shapiro: Lost Epics and Newly Found Vases: Sources for the Sack of Troy

 

R. Scott Smith: Bundling Myth, Bungling Myth: The Flood Myth in Ancient and Modern
Handbooks of Myth

 

Daniel James Waller: Echo and the Historiola: Theorizing the Narrative Incantation

 

III. Varia

 

Eric Rebillard: Popular Hatred Against Christians: the Case of North Africa in the Second and Third Centuries

 

Sarah Rey: Aperçus sur la religion romaine de l’époque républicaine, à travers les comédies
de Plaute

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