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Oracles, curses, and risk among the ancient Greeks

Author: Esther Eidinow
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Esther Eidinow sets the published question tablets from the oracle at Dodona side by side with the binding-curse tablets from across the ancient Greek world, and explores what they can tell us about perceptions of and expressions of risk among ordinary Greek men and women, as well as the insights they afford into civic institutions and activities, and social dynamics.
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Eidinow, Esther, 1970-
Oracles, curses, and risk among the ancient Greeks.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)989692161
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Eidinow
ISBN: 9780199277780 0199277788
OCLC Number: 137244708
Awards: Winner of Honourable Mention: Katharine Briggs Folklore Award.
Description: xii, 516 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Exploring uncertainty --
A lapse into unreason --
Individuals and oracles --
The dwelling of the spirit --
A catalogue and summary of published questions by individuals and responses from the Dodona Oracle --
Oracles and daily life --
Curses! --
Urban drama --
The best defence --
Business as usual? --
Love and curses --
Curses and risk.
Responsibility: Esther Eidinow.
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