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Curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient world

Author: John G Gager
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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"I invoke you, holy angels and holy names, join forces with this restraining spell and bind, tie up, block, strike, overthrow, harm, destroy, kill and shatter Eucherios the charioteer and all his horses tomorrow in the arena of Rome. Let the starting-gates not [open] properly. Let him not compete quickly. Let him not pass. Let him not make the turn properly. Let him not receive the honors. Let him not squeeze over

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient world.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
Named Person: Anthologie
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John G Gager
ISBN: 0195062264 9780195062267 0195134826 9780195134827
OCLC Number: 24628344
Description: xv, 278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Competition in theater and circus --
Sex, love, and marriage --
Tongue-tied in court: legal and political disputes --
Businesses, shops, and taverns --
Pleas for justice and revenge --
Miscellaneous tablets --
Antidotes and counterspells --
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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This welcome reprint in paperback format will make the study more widely available * Journal for the Study of the Old Testament *

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