This paper takes a creative and somewhat satirical approach to the topic of curse tablets used for erotic magic in ancient Grecian society. Erotic magic – along with much of ancient Grecian society – was largely misogynistic. Rather than reducing a woman to her reproductive capabilities and expressing fear of her body (as did many spells found on curse tablets), the spell presented here places that treatment on men. An explanation follows explaining exactly how the Greeks believed their erotic magic operated and how the imagined spell fits those patterns of thought.
Religions; Religions -- Philosophy; Religions -- History
Relics, Remnants, and Religion: an Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies
The University of Puget Sound
Santor, Emily Beth
"Erotic Magic in Ancient Greece,"
Relics, Remnants, and Religion: An Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
Available at: http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/relics/vol1/iss1/2