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Author Flower, Michael A.

Title The seer in ancient Greece / Michael Attyah Flower.

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 305 pages).
Series The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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.
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.
Subject Divination -- Greece.
Oracles, Greek.
Prophets -- Greece.
Greece -- Religious life and customs.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Divination -- Fortune Telling.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Prophecy.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Divination -- General.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Divination. (OCoLC)fst00895747
Oracles, Greek. (OCoLC)fst01046992
Prophets. (OCoLC)fst01079211
Greece. (OCoLC)fst01208380
Griekse oudheid.
Other Form: Print version: Flower, Michael A. Seer in ancient Greece. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008 (DLC) 2007004264
Standard No. 9786611385507
ISBN 9780520934009 (electronic bk.)
0520934008 (electronic bk.)
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