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dc.contributor.authorBravo, Jorge J. III
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-13T21:17:34Z
dc.date.available2016-03-13T21:17:34Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M21B25
dc.identifier.citation"Erotic Curse Tablets from the Heroön of Opheltes at Nemea" Hesperia 85 (2016) 121-152.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/17442
dc.descriptionCopyright © The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, originally published in Hesperia 85 (2016), pp. 121–152. This offprint is supplied for personal, non-commercial use only, and reflects the definitive electronic version of the article, found at <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2972/hesperia.85.1.0121>.en_US
dc.description.abstractFour inscribed lead curse tablets excavated from the Heroön of Opheltes at Nemea are edited and presented here with commentary. The texts of the tablets are erotic in nature, but closer analysis reveals a fundamental ambiguity in the rhetorical force of the anatomical lists and the operative verb apostrephō ( ἀποστρέφω) in the curses. The choice of a hero shrine as the place of their deposition is unusual; a deciding factor for this location may have been the presence of the grave of Opheltes, who was believed to have died very young (aōros; ἄωρος) and through violence (biaiothanatos; βιαιοθάνατος), both of which being desirable qualities in the practice of ancient magic.en_US
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dc.publisherThe American School of Classical Studies at Athensen_US
dc.subjectHERO, HERO SHRINE, HEROÖN, NEMEA, OPHELTES, CURSES, LEAD, CURSE TABLET, EROTIC, BINDING SPELL, MAGIC, ANATOMICAL, ANCIENT GREECE, GREEK RELIGIONen_US
dc.titleErotic Curse Tablets from the Heroön of Opheltes at Nemeaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtCollege of Arts & Humanitiesen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtClassicsen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, MD)en_us


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