Thanks to everyone for a great conversation yesterday, and special thanks to Lael for presenting!
Drew Durdin, PhD candidate in History of Religions, will present the second chapter of his dissertation in our next session. The chapter is entitled ‘From Greece to Rome: On the Formation and Transmission of a Concept of “Magic.”‘ In the chapter, Drew analyzes the early uses of the Latin magia by the Roman elite, especially Cicero, with special attention to the category’s ethnic and political components. Email Andrew for a copy of the paper:
The chapter looks fascinating, so please join us: Tuesday, November 3 at 5:00pm in Swift 208.
And after the workshop, we will join the History of Religions club for a reception (location tbd) to welcome Drew back to campus.