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adeptus, adepta, adeptum
having received, having obtained
amor, amoris, m.
aureus, aurea, aureum
golden, made of gold
caelum, caeli, n.
decipio, decipere, decepi, deceptus
dirus, dira, dirum
dissentio, dissentire, dissensi
eligo, eligere, elegi, electus
exitium, exitii, n.
fundo, fundere, fudi, fusus
hostis, hostis, m.
iacto, iactare, iactavi, iactatus
incipio, incipere, incepi, inceptus
ingressus, ingressa, ingressum
inicio, inicere, inieci, iniectus
lacrima, lacrimae, f.
minimus, minima, minimum
very little, least
molestus, molesta, molestum
moneo, monere, monui, monitus
parco, parcere, peperci (+DAT)
precatus, precata, precatum
having prayed (to)
prudentia, prudentiae, f.
prudence, good sense
quantus, quanta, quantum
tardus, tarda, tardum
tutus, tuta, tutum
verbum, verbi, n.
virtus, virtutis, f.
vito, vitare, vitavi, vitatus
What have been recovered from the spring at where?
Thousands of offerings, Aquae Sulis
What do these findings indicate about people?
That the people were anxious to use the powers of the gods for unpleasant purposes
What did they believe it was possible to do?
dedicate an enemy to the gods of the Underworld
What do archaeologists sometimes find when Roman religious sites are excavated?
Small sheets of lead or pewter inscribed with curses
What are the tablets with curses known as??
Defixiones or curse tablets
What do these curses call for?
punishment of an enemy
How many curses have been found?
Where have the curses been found?
What kind of formula was followed for putting a curse on someone?
What was written?
name and details of crime
What happened after the writing?
dedicated to god
If the name of the offender was unknown, what would be written?
list of suspects
What happened to the tablet after everything?
fastened to tomb or thrown in well or spring
How many curse tablets were found in the spring at Aquae Sulis?
How were many curses written?
Why were they written like this?
mystery of process
What words were added?
magical meaningless words bescu
Who was Charon?
ferryman of underworld
How did the Romans see their gods?
allies in lifes struggles
"ba" was -ing
having caught sight of
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