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The seer in ancient Greece

Author: Michael A Flower
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008.
Series: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
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Michael Flower enters into the socioreligious world of ancient Greece to explore what seers did, why they were so widely employed and how their craft served as a viable and useful social practice.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Flower, Michael A.
Seer in ancient Greece.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007004264
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Flower
ISBN: 9780520934009 0520934008 9780520259935 0520259939 1281385506 9781281385505
OCLC Number: 290580029
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 305 pages).
Contents: Problems, methods, and sources --
Who is a seer? --
The role and image of the seer --
Divination as a system of knowledge and belief --
Disbelief and skepticism about seers: is the best seer the one who guesses well? --
A dangerous profession: the seer in warfare --
The art of the consultation --
Not just a man's profession: the female seer --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Responsibility: Michael Attyah Flower.

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The seer (mantis), an expert in the art of divination, operated in ancient Greek society through a combination of charismatic inspiration and diverse skills. This book looks at the socioreligious  Read more...

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