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Journal: Classical Antiquity
Classical Antiquity (2021) 40 (1): 76–117.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., and the unparalleled term κυνωτόν, these texts are unusual in that they preserve over a full line of dactylic hexameter. The metrical formulae, combined with the presence of deictic language, may suggest that parts of the archetype curse underpinning these texts once circulated orally, in performative ritual contexts...