William M. Brashear (1946-2000), "Out of the Closet: Recent Corpora of Magical Texts,"
91.4 (October, 1996) 372-383 (at 372):
The final decades of the
nineteenth century saw the publication of most of the ancient magical handbooks
preserved on papyrus, and the turn of the century witnessed a flurry of activity in
the field of ancient magic. Wilamowitz, however, scornfully repudiated Hermann
Usener and his student, Albrecht Dieterich, as "Verehrer des Aberglaubens," and
archly dismissed their research as "Botokudenphilologie,"2 thus setting the tone for
the vast majority of classical scholars to follow for years to come.
2. Quoted by F. Pfister, ARW 35 (1938): 183. The Botocudes are a now extinct tribe of eastern Brazil.
Their name obviously represented for the scion of a turn-of-the-century German Junker family all that was foreign, barbaric, and abhorrent.