A monograph on several curse-tablets owned by Johns Hopkins University including text, translation, and extensive commentaries.
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This is William Fox's monograph publishing a series of tabellae defixae or curse-tablets. These lead sheets are inscribed with ritual curse texts and represent magical rituals practiced in ancient Rome. Recent scholarship has developed a renewed interest in such finds, and this monograph provides a useful text of several such tablets: the Plotinus, Avonia, Vesonia, Secunda, Aquillia, and other fragments too damaged to be reconstructed. Included is a description of the finds with pictures of the reconstruction process, texts, translations, and extensive commentaries. This monograph will prove invaluable to those with an interest in ancient ritual and magical practices.