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Mantikê : studies in ancient divination

Author: Sarah Iles Johnston; Peter T Struck
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005.
Series: Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, v. 155.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Iles Johnston; Peter T Struck
ISBN: 9004144978 9789004144972
OCLC Number: 58789343
Description: 322 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : divining divination / Sarah Iles Johnston --
Signs, commands, and knowledge : ancient divination between enigma and epiphany / Walter Burkert --
Rolling the dice for an answer / Fritz Graf --
Christian divination in late Roman Gaul : the Sortes Sangallenses / William E. Klingshirn --
Sorte unica pro casibus pluribus enotata : literary texts and lot inscriptions as sources for ancient kleromancy / Cristiano Grottanelli --
Divination and literary criticism? / Peter T. Struck --
Chresmologues and manteis : independent diviners and the problem of authority / John Dillery --
Voices, books, and dreams : the diversification of divination media in late antique Egypt / David Frankfurter --
Necromancy goes underground : the disguise of skull- and corpse-divination in the Paris magical papyri (PGM IV 1928-2144) / Christopher A. Faraone --
Delphi and the dead / Sarah Iles Johnston.
Series Title: Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, v. 155.
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Iles Johnston and Peter T. Struck.

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This book is a collection of studies by scholars Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and early Christian religions on the topic of divination. Its topics range from necromancy to dice rolling, free-lance  Read more...

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