A close examination of invisibility in the context of the Greco-Roman world, from the role invisibility enjoys as a literary
motif to the ritual spells whose logos and praxis in magic papyri promise the individual that he will move about unseen
by others. Capping the six chapters investigating invisibility in fiction and in handbooks of magic, Phillips examines the
relevant papyri, evaluating the Greek texts and translating them into English, as well as offering thorough commentary for
each text (e.g. Oxy LVIII 3931, and six examples drawn from the Papyri Graecae Magicae . Includes bibliographical references
and pertinent indices of the Greek.