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A Study in Conceptual Parallels: Graeco-Roman Binding Spells and Babylonian Incantation Bowls

A Study in Conceptual Parallels: Graeco-Roman Binding Spells and Babylonian Incantation Bowls This article explores the similarities and differences between Babylonian incantation bowls and Graeco-Roman binding spells and ‘prayers for justice’. It does not intend to demonstrate a direct historical link between the two, but rather to examine the conceptual relations between magical texts and artefacts stemming from different cultures. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aramaic Studies Brill

A Study in Conceptual Parallels: Graeco-Roman Binding Spells and Babylonian Incantation Bowls

Aramaic Studies , Volume 13 (1): 24 – Jan 1, 2015

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
Copyright 2015 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.
ISSN
1477-8351
eISSN
1745-5227
DOI
10.1163/17455227-01301004
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Abstract

This article explores the similarities and differences between Babylonian incantation bowls and Graeco-Roman binding spells and ‘prayers for justice’. It does not intend to demonstrate a direct historical link between the two, but rather to examine the conceptual relations between magical texts and artefacts stemming from different cultures.

Journal

Aramaic StudiesBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2015

Keywords: defixiones ; katadesmoi ; binding spells; prayers for justice; magic bowls; incantations; curses; cultural transfer

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