Yokes and Curses in Ancient Greece

Feb 2012
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First of all this topic is likely to be a spoiler for anyone intending to read "The Spartan" by Caroline Dale Snedeker.
This said it reads in the Chapter "
A PHILOSOPHER IN HIS GARDEN
"
:

"
from ancient
the Bearing-ot- the- Yoke had been the ritual-cli
from blood guiltiness and curse. "

And as a reference to Apolo's punishment by serving Admetus:
"
as I, Apollo,
bore it in the fields of Admetos? By the yoke was I
cleansed !" "

Was there any reference in ancient Greece about the practice of carrying the yoke for cleansing of curses or anything similar, or was this fictionalized by the author?
 
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