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The Siscia curse tablet from a linguistic point of view : a new autopsy

Barta, Andrea (2017) The Siscia curse tablet from a linguistic point of view : a new autopsy. GRAECO-LATINA BRUNENSIA, 22 (2). pp. 23-41. ISSN 1803-7402

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Abstract

In 1912, during the dredging works of the river Kupa (in Sisak, today Croatia) a curse tablet was found by workers. Its text was published several times which showed differences in certain sections. On one hand it was due to the poor legibility of the text. On the other hand the reason of the discrepancies is that only some of the researchers could examine the tablet personally, the rest of them applied photographs or previous editors’ sketches which they interpreted in their own way. Because of the divergent readings, even establishing the correct text order of the outer and the inner side of the tablet has given rise to much controversy. Despite these problems, the text of this curse tablet has become a standing exemplar of vulgar Latin features on the course of the past 100 years, handbooks and publications on the Latin of imperial times refer its well-known “mistakes”. For obvious reasons, a new autopsy could not be delayed any longer. This paper aims to present a revised and interpreted reading of the Latin curse tablet from Siscia based on a recent autopsy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CC Archaeology / régészet
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > P0 Philology. Linguistics / filológia, nyelvészet > P140 Historical linguistics / nyelvtörténet, történeti nyelvtan
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PA Classical philology / klasszika-filológia > PA20 Latin / latin filológia
Depositing User: Dr. Béla Adamik
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 11:04
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 11:04
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/72991

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