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    Magic in Roman Law: The Reconstruction of a Crime.James B. Rives - 2003 - Classical Antiquity 22 (2):313-339.
    In this paper I reconsider the Roman law on magic through an examination of three key “moments”: the Lex Cornelia de sicariis et veneficiis; the trial of Apuleius as known from his Apology; and a passage from The Opinions of Paulus. I argue that the Roman law on magic grounded in the Lex Cornelia gradually shifted from a focus on harmful and uncanny actions to a concern with religious deviance. This shift was already underway at the time of Apuleius' trial, (...)
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    The Theology of Animal Sacrifice in the Ancient Greek World.James B. Rives - 2011 - In Jennifer Wright Knust & Zsuzsanna Varhelyi (eds.), Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice. Oup Usa. pp. 187.
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    RELIGION AND ECONOMY - (A.) Wilson, (N.) Ray, (A.) Trentacoste (edd.) The Economy of Roman Religion. Pp. xx + 354, figs, ills, maps. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2023. Cased, £83, US$110. ISBN: 978-0-19-288353-7. [REVIEW]James B. Rives - 2024 - The Classical Review 74 (1):183-185.
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    Thomas J. Heffernan, The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xxv, 557. $99. ISBN: 9780199777570.Jan N. Bremmer and Marco Formisano, eds., Perpetua's Passions: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the “Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis.”. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 383. $150. ISBN: 9780199561889. [REVIEW]James B. Rives - 2013 - Speculum 88 (4):1106-1108.
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    Jörg Rüpke, Superstition ou individualité? Déviance religieuse dans l’Empire romain, Bruxelles 2015 126 S., ISBN 978-90-429-3266-1 € 25,–Superstition ou individualité? Déviance religieuse dans l’Empire romain. [REVIEW]James B. Rives - 2018 - Klio 100 (3):990-993.
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