P. Köln XVII 636
|Text no. Position of the text within the manuscript.||1|
|Date:||501 – 700|
Ro ll. 1-22
|Type of text:||
Curse against business, separation (magical, applied)
|Original title (translated):|
|Conventional title:||Applied curse against a deal between Hermaieiōn, Taurine, and Nonne|
1. [ⲧⲓⲱⲣⲕ ⲉⲣⲱ]ⲧⲛ ⲛⲉⲓⲭⲁⲣⲁⲕⲧⲏⲣ ⲛⲛⲉⲧⲛ̅ϭⲟⲙ ⲙⲛ̣̅
 [I invoke] you, these kharaktēres, by your powers and  [your names] that you restrain Hermaieiōn,  [the son …]moni! Do not let him speak with Taurine, [the son]  [of Auxonia], regarding any matter pertaining to Nonne and […],  […], the [children] of Eudoxia, nor allow him to speak [with]  […] … this … remain with him at all times,  … sight and a forgetfulness. ⟨He⟩ will not know […]  … anything, so that he will not speak! Bring fear upon [him]!  Make him like an animal! Make him idle in his works!  Give conflict and quarrel to him with Nonne and  …, the children of Eudoxia! May they separate from each [other for]  [a] long time! Bring a great poverty upon  [him], and a loss on every side and in anything which he will undertake,  for I invoke you, these great kharaktēres by your powers, saying, ‘Quickly, restrain Hermaieiōn, the son [of]  […]moni, so that he will not carry out any business with Taurine,  [the] son of Auxonia! Do not let him speak about either property  or gold! Let bitterness remain in him and  destruction and conflict and an odiousness at all times,  now, now, quickly! My work, do it! My craft,  work it! Let Hermaieiōn be  overturned as he suffers a loss!
1. ⲭⲁⲣⲁⲕⲧⲏⲣ i.e. Greek χαρακτήρ
2. ϫ̣ⲉ ⲧⲁⲭⲏ ⲕⲁⲧⲓⲭⲉ Perhaps an error for ϫ̣ⲉ ⲉⲧⲛⲉⲧⲛⲉⲕⲁⲧⲓⲭⲉ, as l. 2.
|Bibliography:||Love, Edward O. D. 2021. "676. A Coptic Curse on Lead." In Kölner Papyri. Band 17. (P. Köln XVII), edited by Charikleia Armoni, Thomas Bakhuys, Sandra Lippert, Edward O.D. Love, Eleni Skarsouli, Natalia Vega Navarrete, and Riccardo Vecchiato. Paderborn: Brill, 2021, p. 194-205, no. 676.|
EL’s edition from the original and RTI image (10/9/2018); updated with apparatus (27/7/2021); KD + MPS (22/10/2021)