The Magi in Pliny

  title={The Magi in Pliny},
  author={W. H. S. Jones},
  journal={Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society},
  pages={7 - 8}
  • W. H. Jones
  • Published 1952
  • History
  • Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society
In neither Lewis and Short nor the old Forcellini is there a single reference under ‘Magus’ to Pliny, and yet the word occurs in the Natural History about one hundred times; this work in fact is one of our primary authorities for Magism. The story of the Magi has been dealt with ably in Pauly and Hastings, and there is an interesting note by A. D. Nock in The Beginnings of Christianity (Foakes Jackson and Kirsopp Lake), pt. I, pp. 164–88. The writer thinks that Apion was Pliny's authority. The… 
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Animaux et pouvoir rituel dans les pratiques « magiques » du monde romain / Animals and Ritual Power in Ancient Roman “Magical” Practices

  • Thomas Galoppin
  • Art
    ASDIWAL. Revue genevoise d'anthropologie et d'histoire des religions
  • 2016
Les premiers siecles de notre ere ont legue de nombreux temoignages de pratiques dites « magiques », de l’inventaire de remedes jusqu’aux rituels d’envoutement, en passant par la mise en scene de