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Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 4.70


CURSE OF KOLLYRA AT EPIZEPHYRIAN LOCRI


Greek text:   SEG_4.70
Date:   3rd century B.C.
Translated by:   B.MacLachlan
Format:   see key to translations

This curse was written on a bronze tablet, in the local Locrian dialect. There is a full discussion by B.MacLachlan, "Kollyraís Curse" ( academia.edu ).



Kollyra consecrates to the attendants of the goddess . . . her cloak, the dark-coloured one, that someone took and is not giving back, and . . . uses it and knows where it is. Let this person dedicate to the goddess twelve times its worth with half a medimnos of incense, as the city requires. May the one who has my cloak not breathe freely until he makes the dedication to the goddess.

Kollyra consecrates to the attendants of the goddess the three gold coins which Melita took and is not giving back. Let her dedicate to the goddess twelve times their worth with a medimnos of incense as the city requires. May she not breathe freely until she has made the dedication to the goddess. If she should drink with me or eat with me and I do not know it, or go under the same roof as me, may I be unharmed.


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