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Journal: Classical Antiquity
Classical Antiquity (2016) 35 (2): 247–278.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Dunstan Lowe Static levitation is a form of marvel with metaphysical implications whose long history has not previously been charted. First, Pliny the Elder reports an architect’s plan to suspend an iron statue using magnetism, and the later compiler Ampelius mentions a similar-sounding wonder in...