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Research Project

Curses in Context

2018 – 2020

Project Summary

This project brought together an international cohort of archaeologists, historians, and philologists for comprehensive study of ancient curses in their local and archaeological context.

Research Team

Christopher Faraone

Christopher Faraone

Edward Olson Professor of Classics in the Department of Classics and the College

University of Chicago

Christopher Faraone’s research interests focus on Ancient Greek poetry, religion and magic. His recent works include Vanishing Acts: Deletio Morbi as Speech Act and Visual Design on Ancient Greek Amulets, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplement 115 (London 2013) and...

Richard Gordon

Richard Gordon

Honorary Professor of Ancient Religions

University of Erfurt

Richard Gordon has been Honorary Professor of the Religions of Antiquity at the University of Erfurt since 2007. To learn more about his research and publications, please see his profile page at the University of Erfurt.

Celia Sánchez Natalías

Celia Sánchez Natalías

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Zaragoza

Celia Sánchez Natalías is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Zaragoza. Her interests include Graeco-Roman religion, curse tablets, Latin paleography, and the archaeology of ritual and magic.

For more details on her research and publications, please visit her profile page at Academia.edu.

Sofía Torallas Tovar

Sofía Torallas Tovar

Professor of Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

University of Chicago

Since 2002, Sofía Torallas Tovar has been the curator of the Papyrological collections at the Abadia de Montserrat and directs the research conducted by the CSIC and Universitat Pompeu Fabra at the Abbey (http://dvctvs.upf.edu). She participates in...

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