Papyri Graecae Magicae

D.T. 241

SEMESILAM DAMATAMENEUS IESNNALLELAM LAIKAM ERMOUBELE IAKOUB IA IOERBETH IOPAKERBETH EOMALTHABETH ALLASAN. A curse. I invoke you by the great names so that you will bind every limb and every sinew of Victoricus -- the charioteer of the Blue team, to whom the earth, mother of every living thing, gave birth -- and of his horses which he is about to race; under Secundinus (are) Iuvenis and Advocatus and Bubalus; under Victoricus are Pompeianus and Baianus and Victor and Eximius and also Dominator who belongs to Messala; also (bind) any others who may be yoked with them. Bind their legs, their onrush, their bounding, and their running; blind their eyes so that they cannot see and twist their soul and heart so that they cannot breathe. Just as this rooster has been bound by its feet, hands, and head, so bind the legs and hands and head and heart of Victoricus the charioteer of the Blue team, for tomorrow; and also (bind) the horses which he is about to race; under Secundinus, Iuvenis, and Atvocatus and Bubalus and Lauriatus; under Victoricus, Pompeianos, and Baianus and Victor and Eximius and Dominator who belongs to Messala and any others who are yoked with them. Also I invoke you by the god above the heaven, who is seated upon the Cherubim, who divided the earth and separated the sea, IAO, ABRIAO, ARBATHIAO, ADONAI, SABAO, so that you may bind Victoricus the charioteer of the Blue team and the horses which he is about to race; under Secundinus, Iuvenis, and Advocatus, and under Victoricus Pompeianus, and Baianus and Victor and Eximius and Dominator who belongs to Messala; so that they may not reach to victory tomorrow in the circus. Now, now, quickly, quickly.

 

(trans. J. Gager (1992), no. 12)