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Classical Athens and the Delphic oracle : divination and democracy

Author: Hugh Bowden
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Delphic Oracle was where, according to Greek tradition, Apollo would speak through his priestesses. This text explores the importance placed on consultations at Delphi by Athenians in the city's age of democracy.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Bowden
ISBN: 0521823730 9780521823739 0521530814 9780521530811
OCLC Number: 55990327
Description: xviii, 188 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: How did the Delphic oracle work? --
What did the Athenians think of the Delphic oracle? --
What did historians and philosophers say about the Delphic oracle? --
How and why did the Athenians consult the Delphic oracle? --
What did the Athenians ask the Delphic oracle? --
Why did the Athenian (and other Greek cities) go to war? --
Conclusion: divination and democracy.
Responsibility: Hugh Bowden.

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The Delphic Oracle was where, according to Greek tradition, Apollo would speak through his priestesses. This text explores the importance placed on consultations at Delphi by Athenians in the city's age of democracy.
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