Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lead Curse Tablets Translated
Two previously untranslated Roman curse tablets from the museum in Bologna both show a deity (Hecate?) with snakes for hair. One curses a veterinarian and one a senator. Both wish for very nasty things to happen to the target, and one shows the target person bound like a mummy. Very weird mix of Greek and Latin in the text, too.
Be sure to scroll down in the article to the link that says "See images of the curse tablets." There are 7 pictures.

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