Upcoming ARCE Oregon Lecture by Dr Rita Lucarelli on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Demonology in Ancient Egypt
By Dr. Rita Lucarelli
University of California at Berkeley

Based on our contemporary frame of reference, the very term “demonology” connotes visions of supernatural beings. But, what is known about the character of ancient Egyptian demonology? Exploring magical spells, funerary culture, texts, rituals, objects, and iconography from the early Pharaonic through the Greco-Roman Periods, what questions arise about the definition, function and understanding of the term “demons” in ancient Egypt?

Dr Lucarelli will also explore and compare demonology concepts in ancient Egypt with other practices in the ancient Near East, Greece, and the Jewish world

Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm in Room 238
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University

Lucarelli ARCE OR 2016


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