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By Sarah Iles Johnston

spiritual ideals and practices, which permeated all points of lifestyles in antiquity, traveled well-worn routes during the Mediterranean: itinerant charismatic practitioners peddled their abilities as healers, purifiers, cursers, and initiators; and vessels adorned with illustrations of myths traveled with them. This selection of essays, drawn from the groundbreaking reference paintings faith within the historic global, bargains an expansive, comparative standpoint in this complicated religious world.

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