- Title Pages
- List of Figures and Maps
- Note on Spellings and Inscription Conventions
2A Lapse into Unreason
3Individuals and Oracles
4The Dwelling of the Spirit
5A Catalogue and Summary of Published Questions by Individuals and Responses from the Dodona Oracle
6Oracles and Daily Life
9The Best Defence
10Business as Usual?
11Love and Curses
12Curses and Risk
Appendix 1Questions Presented by Communities at the Oracle of Dodona
Appendix 2Texts Excluded from the Relationship Category
- Catalogue of Binding Curses
- Index Locorum
- General Index
- (p.156) 8 Urban Drama
- Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks
Esther Eidinow (Contributor Webpage)
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This chapter focuses on the smallest category of curses for this period: curses directed against public performers. There are only four of these: three directed against various personnel involved with festival choruses, while the fourth targets an individual whom it identifies as an actor. It argues for the importance of setting these texts in their civic context, and for recognising the complex dynamics that may underpin these curses.
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