“May Their Limbs Melt, Just as This Lead Shall Melt…”: Sympathetic Magic and Similia Similibus Formulae in Greek and Latin Curse Tablets (Part 1)

@article{Franek2019MayTL,
  title={“May Their Limbs Melt, Just as This Lead Shall Melt…”: Sympathetic Magic and Similia Similibus Formulae in Greek and Latin Curse Tablets (Part 1)},
  author={Juraj Franek and Daniela Urbanov{\'a}},
  journal={Philologia Classica},
  year={2019}
}
This study is a result of the project GA ИR 19-02741S “The Transmission and Transformation of Ideas in Hellenism, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity” funded by the Czech Science Foundation. 
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