Curse Tablets and Binding Spells From the Ancient World

Curse Tablets and Binding Spells From the Ancient World

eBook - 1992
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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 C.E., have been discovered from North Africa to England, and from Syria to Spain. Extending into every aspect of ancient life--athletic and theatrical competitions, judicial proceedings.
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1992
ISBN: 9780195350623
0195350626
9780198022770
0198022778
9780195134827
0195134826
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 278 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Gager, John G.

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