Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

A Prayer For Blessings On Three Ritual Objects Discovered At Chartres-Autricum (France/Eure-Et Loir)

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The ritual objects presented in this chapter were discovered as the result of a fortunate accident that occurred on 20th July 2005. Terracing-work for the construction of an entrance stairway to the underground car-park in the Place des Épars in Chartres, where an excavation had been conducted about a year earlier, had revealed about three metres of occupational strata, including a thick burned layer. The burden of the prayer is simple enough. C. Verius Sedatus requests blessings from the omnipotent powers on the grounds that he is their guardian. Despite its brevity, three features of the prayer suggest some connection with the ritual-magical procedures known to us mainly from the Graeco-Egyptian magical papyri. A reasonable case can thus be made in favour of two quite different contexts for Sedatus' prayer.

Keywords: C. Verius Sedatus; Chartres; Graeco-Egyptian magical papyri



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Magical Practice in the Latin West — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation