Prototypes: Magic and Witchcraft in Greece

  • Marina MontesanoEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic book series (PHSWM)


Of all the characters who emerge from classical Greek literature, Circe has been the most infamous and enduring. She is also the most ancient. The Odyssey gives her a personality and a story; while Hesiod’s Theogony provides her with relatives, siblings and explains that she is the daughter of the divinity Helios and the Oceanid Perseis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MessinaMessinaItaly

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