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The Resource Curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient world, edited by John G. Gager

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

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Curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient world
Title
Curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
edited by John G. Gager
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
133.4/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1558
LC item number
.C87 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Gager, John G
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  • Incantations
  • Blessing and cursing
  • Magic
  • Anthologie
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Blessing and cursing
  • Incantations
  • Magie
  • Zauberspruch
  • Fluch
  • Fluchtafel
  • Antike
  • Römisches Reich
  • Griechenland
  • Zegenspreuken
  • Vervloekingen
  • Magie gréco-romaine
  • Magie
  • Tablettes à écrire
  • Bénédiction et malédiction
  • Incantations
  • Bénédictions et malédictions
  • Anthologie
Label
Curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient world, edited by John G. Gager
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Original title: Curse tablets and binding spells from antiquity and the ancient world
  • Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
436988542
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 278 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198022770
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436988542
System 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.
Label
Curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient world, edited by John G. Gager
Publication
Note
  • Original title: Curse tablets and binding spells from antiquity and the ancient world
  • Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
436988542
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 278 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198022770
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436988542
System 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.

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