Curses in Biblical Literature
Curses in Classical Literature
Curses in Near Eastern Literature
The following resources can be found online:
Bibliomania and the Medieval Book Curse
A website by Sandra Anderson on book curses, which were designed to prevent books from being stolen.
The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database
This is a database of over 1000 magical objects. Many protective amulets are contained within this collection.
The Charakteres Project
A “catalogue and statistical analysis project of ancient ‘magic’ signs.”
Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals Online
This is University of Wurzburg’s collection of apotropaic Mesopotamian texts. The site provides the original texts in Sumerian and Akkadian, with translations where applicable.
A Corpus of Writing Tablets from Roman Britain
A project website at the University of Oxford which details various Roman documents, including a section on curse tablets.
Curse Tablets from Roman Britain
This site provides an extensive catalog of British curses. It includes photos and drawings of the tablets, texts, translations, as well as information guides.
The Cursing Project
Tony Burke’s compendium of materials on curses.
Magic and Witchcraft in Ancient Greece and Rome
Blog of Siobhan McElduff, professor at University of British Columbia
Papyrae Graecae Magicae Online
The Greek magical papyri online at the University of Heidelberg.
POxy: Oxyrhynchus Online
This website contains high quality digital images of the Oxyrhynchus papyri, some of which contain curses.
The Roman Baths
UNESCO: Memory of the World Register
Roman curses found in Britain have been designated by UNESCO as artifacts of cultural significance. These two sites provide more information on this horde of curse tablets, and the UNESCO site has a particularly informative
you can download.
Virtual Magic Bowl Archive
A collection of Aramaic incantation bowls at the University of Exeter.
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