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CLAS 201 - Magic and Mystery in the Ancient World

Search Terms and Subject Headings

Search the OBIS Catalog and/or the OhioLINK Library Catalog, by author or title when you know specifically what you are looking for, and by Subject Heading or Keyword to find works about a topic, person, place, etc.


Subject Heading searches:  selected useful Library of Congress Subject Headings:

Magic, Ancient

Magic, Greek

Magic, Roman

Magic, Egyptian

…..add “Greece,” “Rome,” “Egypt,” etc. as a geographical subheading after these subject headings, e.g.,
 “Cults – Greece,” “Magic – Greece,” “Occultism – Greece,” etc.  Or add “History” as a topic sub-heading.

Astrology

Cults

Ghosts

Incantations

Magic

Mysteries, Religious

Occultism

Oracles

Paganism

Rites and ceremonies

Ritual

Superstition

Talismans

Witchcraft

…..add “Religion,” “Religious life and customs,” “History,” after these geographical subject headings, e.g.
 “Greece – Religion”, “Greece -- Religious life and customs,” “Greece – History,” etc.

Civilization, Ancient

Greece

Athens (Greece)

Rome

Egypt

Magna Graecia (Italy)

…..some topics may have more specific subject headings you can search for, e.g.:

 

Dionysus (Greek deity)

Eleusinian mysteries

Evil eye

Villa of the Mysteries (Pompeii)