Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

Primary Source I: Cypriot Curse Tablet (Roman Period)

I'm excited to introduce a NEW FEATURE to the History of Cyprus Podcast! Rather than simply recording a short teaser, I'd instead post a dramatic rendition of a primary source as it relates to the following month's episode. In this case, you'll hear an excerpt from a second century C.E. Cypriot Curse Tablet. These short readings will be posted on the 15th of every month and will hint at the next episode. 


This (creepy) rendition uses a bit of dramatic license to reimagine the writing of the 2nd/3rd century CE curse tablet. With that being said, it is a Primary Source, so you're hearing the exact wording from one of the Cypriot curse tablets excavated from Amathus, Cyprus!

Our reader invokes the Furies and all the underworld chthonic deities to muzzle its intended target. You'll hear some unintelligible mutterings as well. These were written to be "magical invocations" that had no discernable meaning. If you haven't had a chance to listen to my interview with Drew Wilburn, check it out!

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Saturday Oct 15, 2022

LeoPsara

Love the podcast, the tone, detail & Flow. Bravo I look forward to each episode

Saturday Oct 15, 2022

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