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Classical Athens and the Delphic oracle : divination and democracy

Author: Hugh Bowden
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge Univ. Press 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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This book explores the Delphic Oracle and the use made of it by the city of Athens, challenging traditional assumptions about Athenian democracy. Accessible and comprehensive in its discussion of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Bowden
ISBN: 9780521530811 0521530814 9780521823739 0521823730
OCLC Number: 845422781
Description: XVIII, 188 Seiten Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Introduction; 1. How did the Delphic oracle work?; 2. What did the Athenians think of the Delphic Oracle?; 3. What did historians and philosophers say about the Delphic oracle?; 4. How and why did the Athenians consult the Delphic oracle?; 5. What did the Athenians ask the Delphic oracle?; 6. Why did the Athenians (and other Greek cities) go to war?; 7. Conclusion: divination and democracy; Appendix 1. Consultations of Delphi in Attic tragedy; Appendix 2. Concordance of Athenian consultations.
Responsibility: Hugh Bowden

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