Magic in the Classical Era

Ghastly painting of Erictho, holding snakes and a noose. She looks to be laughing.

Lucan's Description of the Necromancer-Witch Erichtho

An excerpt from Lucan's epic poem, Pharsalia (1st century CE), introducing the villainous witch Erictho, who is sought out by Pompey's son during the civil war.
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