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Some Roman rituals with political value ware provided with the power of a curse whose mechanics was similar to that of Greek defixiones. Those who injured a plebeian tribune were consecrated to the gods or to the gods of the dead. The consecratio of a man was sometimes enacted when the blood of a citizen or the tears of a parent were poured. Blood was particularly efficacious in unleashing a curse on the person responsible for something wrong and offensive to the gods and the Roman people.

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2015 were reconsidered in the author’s dissertation: BARTA, A.: Római kori pannoniai átoktáblák és nyelvezetük (Szöveg, nyelv, funkció) [Roman Curse Tablets in Pannonia and Their Language Usage – Text, Language, Function]. Diss. Budapest, 2015. The

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