Byzantine distinctions of the varieties of magic Sorcery [goetea magic [magea Sorcery the derivation of the term

They were the xA.D. inventions of the Medes and the Persians. Magic is the invocation of beneficent Suda sv goeteia demons to achieve a good goal, as with the miracles of Apollonius of Tyana. The (sorcery) term sorcery is applied to the raising of the dead by invocation, and the term is k derived from the wailing goo and the laments that are performed at tombs. The term witchcraft poisoning is used whenever some deadly drug is made into a po tion and given to...