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Greek and Roman Necromancy
Daniel Ogden

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures vii
Preface ix
Abbreviations xi
Introduction xv
PART I: PLACES 1
Chapter 1: Tombs and Battlefields 3
Chapter 2: Oracles of the Dead 17
Chapter 3: The Heracleia Pontica and Tainaron Nekuomanteia 29
Chapter 4: The Acheron Nekuomanteia 49
Chapter 5: The Avernus Nekuomanteia 61
Chapter 6: Incubation and Dreaming 75
PART II: PEOPLE 93
Chapter 7: Evocators, Sorcerers, and Ventriloquists 95
Chapter 8: Shamus, Pythagoreans, and Orphics 116
Chapter 9: Aliens and Witches 128
Chapter 10: Necromancy among the Romans 149
PART III: TECHNOLOGY 161
Chapter 11: Traditional Rites of Evocation 163
Chapter 12: From Bowl Divination to Boy-Sacrifice 191
Chapter 13: Reanimation and Talking heads 202
PART IV: THEORY 217
Chapter 14: Ghosts in Necromancy 219
Chapter 15: The Wisdom of the Dead 231
Chapter 16: Between Life and Death 251
CONCLUSION: Attitudes toward Necromancy 263
Bibliography 269
Index 303

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