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Author Stoneman, Richard.

Title The ancient oracles : making the gods speak / Richard Stoneman.

Publication Info. New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  292 S881A    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-263) and index.
Contents Why did the Greeks consult oracles? -- Possession or policy?: the case of Delphi -- The riddles of the Pythia -- From Egypt to Dodona -- The gods, the heroes and the dead -- The oracle coast: sibyls and prophets of Asia Minor -- Dreams and healing -- Dicing for destiny -- Foreknowledge, fate and philosophy -- Sceptics, frauds and fakes -- New questions for the oracles: Platonism and theology -- 'Ecstatic predictions of woe': the Sibylline oracles -- Silencing the oracles.
Summary For more than a thousand years, Greeks from all walks of life consulted oracles for guidance received directly from the gods. This colorful and wide-ranging survey encompasses the entire history of Greek oracles and focuses fresh attention on philosophical, psychological, and anthropological aspects of oracular consultation.
Subject Oracles, Greek.
Divination -- Greece.
Greece -- Religion.
ελλ́αδα -- θρησκέια.
Spådomskonst -- Grekland.
Grekisk religion.
Divination. (OCoLC)fst00895747
Oracles, Greek. (OCoLC)fst01046992
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
Greece. (OCoLC)fst01208380
Griechenland (Altertum)
ISBN 9780300140422 (cloth : alkaline paper)
0300140428 (cloth : alkaline paper)
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