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Kai Brodersen, Amina Kropp (eds.), Fluchtafeln. Neue Funde und neue Deutungen zum antiken Schadenzauber. Frankfurt am Main, Verlag Antike, 2004.

Kai Brodersen, Amina Kropp (eds.), Fluchtafeln. Neue Funde und neue Deutungen zum... Kai Brodersen, Amina Kropp (eds.), Fluchtafeln. Neue Funde und neue Deutungen zum antiken Schadenzauber. Frankfurt am Main, Verlag Antike, 2004. Christopher Gerard Brown This important collection, originating in a symposium held at the University of Mannheim in December, 2003, examines Roman curse tablets—Fluchtafeln— from both material and theoretical perspectives. The first part presents new curse tablets and “voodoo dolls” relevant to ancient magic and the cult of Attis and Magna Mater in Roman Germany; in the second part interpretative essays address the public role of magic in the ancient world. Problems of definition— of curse tablets, prayers for justice, and magic in general—are approached from several angles. The book begins and ends with epigraphical studies. What distinguishes Fluchtafeln from other inscriptions? The Latin term defixio and the Greek jatadeslºr identify nailing down or binding as their salient feature. Modern attempts to define the term date from the pioneering collections of Wnsch and Audollent some hundred years ago (Wnsch 1897; Audollent 1904). In 1936 Bjçrck observed that “Man mçchte sagen, dass der Begriff der Tabella Defixionis nicht so sehr in der Wirklichkeit verankert ist wie in Audollents Sammlung; wenn wir eine Definition versuchen, so werden wir nur ganz allgemein von http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archiv für Religionsgeschichte de Gruyter

Kai Brodersen, Amina Kropp (eds.), Fluchtafeln. Neue Funde und neue Deutungen zum antiken Schadenzauber. Frankfurt am Main, Verlag Antike, 2004.

Archiv für Religionsgeschichte , Volume 9 (1): 14 – Dec 18, 2007

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Kai Brodersen, Amina Kropp (eds.), Fluchtafeln. Neue Funde und neue Deutungen zum antiken Schadenzauber. Frankfurt am Main, Verlag Antike, 2004. Christopher Gerard Brown This important collection, originating in a symposium held at the University of Mannheim in December, 2003, examines Roman curse tablets—Fluchtafeln— from both material and theoretical perspectives. The first part presents new curse tablets and “voodoo dolls” relevant to ancient magic and the cult of Attis and Magna Mater in Roman Germany; in the second part interpretative essays address the public role of magic in the ancient world. Problems of definition— of curse tablets, prayers for justice, and magic in general—are approached from several angles. The book begins and ends with epigraphical studies. What distinguishes Fluchtafeln from other inscriptions? The Latin term defixio and the Greek jatadeslºr identify nailing down or binding as their salient feature. Modern attempts to define the term date from the pioneering collections of Wnsch and Audollent some hundred years ago (Wnsch 1897; Audollent 1904). In 1936 Bjçrck observed that “Man mçchte sagen, dass der Begriff der Tabella Defixionis nicht so sehr in der Wirklichkeit verankert ist wie in Audollents Sammlung; wenn wir eine Definition versuchen, so werden wir nur ganz allgemein von

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Published: Dec 18, 2007

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