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CLAS 3240: Magic in the Ancient World: Closing the Circle

Magic in the Ancient World

Closing the Circle to Ancient Magic: Past, Present, and Future

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Drawing by Theodoros Pelecanos, in a 1478 copy[1] of a lost alchemical tract by Synesius- Fol. 196 of Codex Parisinus graecus 2327, a copy (made by Theodoros Pelecanos (Pelekanos) of Corfu in Khandak, Iraklio, Crete in 1478) of a lost manuscript of an early medieval tract which was attributed to Synosius (Synesius) of Cyrene (d. 412). The text of the tract is attributed to Stephanus of Alexandria (7th century). cf. scan of entire page here.