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Att skydda sig mot onda ögat -fallossymbolen och andra beskyddande symboler under antiken.

Videla, Ruby (2008)
Classical archaeology and ancient history
Abstract
As long as envy and the will of harming others for what they possess have existed, the evil

eye has been a present belief system in many cultures around the world. This study, based on

archaeological evidence and texts by ancient writers that reflect this ancient superstition,

explores how the evil eye was being averted and practiced by ancient cultures. What measures

were taken to ward off the evil eye? How have these measures been represented in the

material culture? What can we learn from the context of the material culture involving the evil

eye? Discussions and theories of protective measures that have been depicted on the walls of

the roman city of Pompeii will hopefully give a wider comprehension of the evil... (More)
As long as envy and the will of harming others for what they possess have existed, the evil

eye has been a present belief system in many cultures around the world. This study, based on

archaeological evidence and texts by ancient writers that reflect this ancient superstition,

explores how the evil eye was being averted and practiced by ancient cultures. What measures

were taken to ward off the evil eye? How have these measures been represented in the

material culture? What can we learn from the context of the material culture involving the evil

eye? Discussions and theories of protective measures that have been depicted on the walls of

the roman city of Pompeii will hopefully give a wider comprehension of the evil eye, and its influence on Roman society. (Less)
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author
Videla, Ruby
supervisor
organization
year
type
L1 - 1st term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Humaniora, Humanities, phallus, Evil eye, roman culture
language
Swedish
id
1320605
date added to LUP
2008-03-18
date last changed
2009-04-20 10:47:10
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  abstract     = {As long as envy and the will of harming others for what they possess have existed, the evil

eye has been a present belief system in many cultures around the world. This study, based on

archaeological evidence and texts by ancient writers that reflect this ancient superstition,

explores how the evil eye was being averted and practiced by ancient cultures. What measures

were taken to ward off the evil eye? How have these measures been represented in the

material culture? What can we learn from the context of the material culture involving the evil

eye? Discussions and theories of protective measures that have been depicted on the walls of

the roman city of Pompeii will hopefully give a wider comprehension of the evil eye, and its influence on Roman society.},
  author       = {Videla, Ruby},
  keyword      = {Humaniora,Humanities,phallus,Evil eye,roman culture},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att skydda sig mot onda ögat -fallossymbolen och andra beskyddande symboler under antiken.},
  year         = {2008},
}