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In ancient times, many people used magic as a psychological tool to help them in affairs of the heart. The evidence found suggests they were willing to carry out many bizarre rituals in order to achieve their passionate desires. This thesis discusses the erotic magical practices, of both men and women in ancient Greece and Rome, as a weapon and a therapy for unrequited love.

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This play is a stage adaptation based on the translation by P G Walsh of The Satyricon, a Roman novel by Petronius. Although the subject of a film by Fellini, The Satyricon was staged for the first time in history in the Debating Chambers, Glasgow University Union on 30th January 2006. The play highlighted themes of male rape, mental illness and suicide, which were not necessarily evident in the original text.

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 This enchanting collection includes poetry by eight Scottish romantic poets: Robert Burns Anne Bannerman Dorothea Primrose Campbell Joanna Baillie Anne McVicar Grant Janet Little Sir Walter Scott George MacDonald These poets included in their writing poems about ancient gods and other ethereal beings such as ghosts, witches, sprites, mermaids and fairies. Many readers might pass these references without realising the deeper meaning behind their literary use. These poetic tales prove that the Romantics had a respectful knowledge of myth, magic and ancient religion. Their nods to the old gods are recorded for posterity so that we might learn about the Old Ones and the beliefs of our ancestors.


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             Synopsis:

This play is based on Euripides' "Bacchae" and Robert Burns' "Tam 'O Shanter".
The Bacchae was performed posthumously in 405 BCE. Tam O' Shanter was first published in 1791. Self-educated in the classics, Burns' poem bears a striking resemblance to the Euripidean tale.
"Bacchae: The Pie-Eyed Piper" was first performed at The Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh for the Scottish Pagan Federation Conference on 9th June 2007.

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