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  • It is unlikely that the sibille were applied for long, or with more than symbolic force: her testimony of Tassi's misdeeds is a horrific tale of stalking and rape, and the court found in Artemisia's favor.

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  • She was subjected to the sibille, the "Sibyls" (for their oracular powers), strings threaded between her fingers and then progressively tightened, a dreadful prospect for a woman who intended to live by the work of her hands.

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