Layla’s Categorized Bibliography

Demonization and Chaos: This category provides with information on demonization and the idea of chaos in ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. Bergmann, Claudia D. Childbirth As a Metaphor for Crisis: Evidence from the Ancient Near East, the Hebrew Bible, and 1QH XI, 1-18. Berlin/Boston, GERMANY: De Gruyter, Inc., 2008. http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/brynmawr/detail.action?docID=429277. The idea that birth is …

Layla’s Thesis Portrait

This is the general argument that my thesis will make: An analysis of these womb amulets shows that wombs were imagined to have agencies of movement, consumption/desire, and smell. At the same time, the users sought to exercise proactive and reactive forms of agency, the main agentive force being the personification of the womb. The …

Layla’s Questions Please

My project explores the personification of the uterus on ancient magical womb amulets and adjacent medical and magical sources from the Greco-Roman and Egyptian traditions. I attempt to define that personification by delineating what the womb can do, its agency, and what it can affect within the medical and magical texts and on the amulets …

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