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The Resource The ancient oracles : making the gods speak, Richard Stoneman

The ancient oracles : making the gods speak, Richard Stoneman

Label
The ancient oracles : making the gods speak
Title
The ancient oracles
Title remainder
making the gods speak
Statement of responsibility
Richard Stoneman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stoneman, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oracles, Greek
  • Divination
  • Greece
Label
The ancient oracles : making the gods speak, Richard Stoneman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn657223895
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 270 p.
Isbn
9780300140422
Lccn
2010034993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The ancient oracles : making the gods speak, Richard Stoneman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn657223895
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 270 p.
Isbn
9780300140422
Lccn
2010034993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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