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The ancient oracles : making the gods speak

Author: Richard Stoneman
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2011.
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For more than a thousand years, Greeks from all walks of life consulted oracles for guidance received directly from the gods. This colorful and wide-ranging survey encompasses the entire history of Greek oracles and focuses fresh attention on philosophical, psychological, and anthropological aspects of oracular consultation.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Stoneman
ISBN: 9780300140422 0300140428
OCLC Number: 657223895
Description: xiv, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Why did the Greeks consult oracles? --
Possession or policy?: the case of Delphi --
The riddles of the Pythia --
From Egypt to Dodona --
The gods, the heroes and the dead --
The oracle coast: sibyls and prophets of Asia Minor --
Dreams and healing --
Dicing for destiny --
Foreknowledge, fate and philosophy --
Sceptics, frauds and fakes --
New questions for the oracles: Platonism and theology --
'Ecstatic predictions of woe': the Sibylline oracles --
Silencing the oracles.
Responsibility: Richard Stoneman.

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