April 8, 2021
Transmission of Magical Knowledge in Antiquity
This ambitious project, led by Christopher A. Faraone and Sofía Torallas Tovar but truly collegial and collaborative by the looks of things, is an attempt to do a number of important things, including:
Bring the Papyri magicæ græcæ up to date, both as regards editing but also as regards including not only Greek, or even Greek and Demotic, but Greek, Demotic, and Coptic materials,
And by including all the papyri discovered since Preisendanz did his thing between the wars.
They are also interested in the codicological side of the question, with a view to examining how these texts circulated in the form of collections and handbooks.