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19 V: David Frankfurter (Boston University), The Supernatural vulnerabilities of domestic space in Late Antique Egypt (according to magical amulets)


Using the evidence of Coptic amulets and formulary spells for the protection of homes and family-members in homes, as well as that of “binding charms” used to disrupt households, this paper looks at the way domestic vulnerability was imagined in late antique Egypt: from the access-points of demons to the domestic crises attributed to demons or sorcery, to the scribal ritual specialists who helped householders articulate their fears.