Ψυχαγωγια in Philodemus

Classical Quarterly 72 (1):435-438 (2022)
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This article argues that the word ψυχαγωγία and its cognates which are found in the writings of Philodemus retain a semantic connection to the domain of magic and are best translated in terms of ‘enchantment’ rather than the more generic sense of ‘entertainment’.

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R.J. Barnes
Wabash College

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