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Greek and Roman Ghost Stories

Greek and Roman Ghost Stories by Lacy Collison-Morley
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A non-fiction work, comparing and collecting ghost stories by Classical Greek and Republican or Imperial Roman authors.

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GREEK AND ROMAN GHOST STORIES

by

LACY COLLISON MORLEY

Formerly Scholar of St. John's College, Oxford

Author of "Giuseppe Baretti and His Friends," "Modern Italian Literature"

Oxford B. H. Blackwell, Broad Street London Simpkin, Marshall & Co., Limited

MCMXII

This collection was originally begun at the suggestion of Mr. Marion Crawford, whose wide and continual reading of the classics supplied more than one of the stories. They were put together during a number of years of casual browsing among the classics, and will perhaps interest others who indulge in similar amusements.

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I. THE POWER OF THE DEAD TO RETURN TO EARTH 1

II. THE BELIEF IN GHOSTS IN GREECE AND ROME 13

III. STORIES OF HAUNTING 19

IV. NECROMANCY 33

V. VISIONS OF THE DEAD IN SLEEP 45

VI. APPARITIONS OF THE DEAD 54

VII. WARNING APPARITIONS 72

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THE POWER OF THE DEAD TO RETURN TO EARTH

Though there is no period at which the ancients do not seem to have believed in a future life, continual confusion prevails when they come to picture the existence led by man in the other world, as we see from the sixth book of the Æneid ... Continue reading book >>


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