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Curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient world

Author: John G Gager
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the ancient Greco-Roman world, it was common practice to curse or bind an enemy or rival by writing an incantation on a tablet and dedicating it to a god or spirit. These curses or binding spells, commonly called defixiones were intended to bring other people under the power and control of those who commissioned them. More than a thousand such texts, written between the 5th Century B.C.E. and the 5th Century  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient world.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1992
(DLC) 91033236
(OCoLC)42912209
Named Person: Anthologie
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John G Gager
ISBN: 9780198022770 0198022778 9780195350623 0195350626
OCLC Number: 436988542
Notes: Original title: Curse tablets and binding spells from antiquity and the ancient world.
Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 278 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Competition in theater and circus --
Sex, love, and marriage --
Tongue-tied in court: legal and political disputes --
Businesses, shops, and taverns --
Please for justice and revenge --
Miscellaneous tablets --
Antidotes and counterspells --
Testimonies.
Other Titles: Curse tablets and binding spells from antiquity and the ancient world.
Responsibility: edited by John G. Gager.
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Provides an English translation of over 1000 tablets, written between the 5th century BC and the 5th century AD, which were used commonly in the Greco-Roman world to curse an enemy or rival. All  Read more...

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