Curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient world / edited by John G. Gager.

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...

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Other Authors: Gager, John G.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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