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The ancient oracles

Richard Stoneman

The ancient oracles

making the gods speak

by Richard Stoneman

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Yale University Press in New Haven, CT .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Greek Oracles,
  • Religion,
  • Divination

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-263) and index.

    StatementRichard Stoneman
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF1765 .S76 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 270 p. :
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24902915M
    ISBN 100300140428
    ISBN 109780300140422
    LC Control Number2010034993
    OCLC/WorldCa657223895

    The Oracle book. Read 70 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Of all the tales of ancient Greece, few capture the imagination as much /5. Oracles: (Oracle centres, Sybils) The earliest known oracle was in the renowned temple of Per-Wadjet. This was an important site in the Predynastic era of Ancient Egypt, which includes the cultural developments of ten thousand years from the Paleolithic to BC The temple was dedicated to the worship of Wadjet and may have been the source for the oracular tradition that spread to Ancient.

      The oracles are one of the great mysteries of the ancient world. Doorways to the underworld, foretellers of the future, decision-makers for kings and paupers alike, their power and mysticism held sway over civilisations and continues to capture the imagination. Two thousand years after the oracles were consulted by the ancients, Philipp Vandenberg set out on a quest to learn the . This book provides an exploration of the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, where the god Apollo was believed to speak to inquirers through his priestesses. In particular it examines the use made of the oracle by the city of Athens in the period of the democracy (c. BC). It shows how important communication with the gods was for the ancient Athenians, and concludes that far from being the Reviews: 1.

    In Oracles of the Dead--published internationally as Netherworld--Robert Temple examines the Greek and Roman traditions and techniques of divination and compares them to those of ancient China. Temple investigates the various mysteries associated with Delphi and the other oracles of the ancient world and explains how they were used to allow visitors to experience contact with the divine. An ancient Christian oracle book of mysterious origins has been recently translated and found to contain a collection of encouragements, warnings, and cryptic divinations. The 1,year-old tome, Read Later.


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William J. Broad's THE ORACLE is a fascinating look at the science behind the Delphic Oracle. Blending ancient history, recent modern history and the scientific disciplines of anthropology, geology and archeology, the author pieces together a fascinating account of what may have caused the Oracle at Delphi to be so well-regarded throughout the ancient world, that extra something that seemed to lie /5(52).

The Ancient Oracles is a wide-ranging, perceptive and engaging book." - Gillian Clark, author of Christianity and Roman Society “Richard Stoneman, an expert on Alexander the Great, here turns his attention to a topic dear to Alexander's own heart and mind.

In this absorbing book, New York Times science writer Broad recalls the ancient history of the Oracle, its discrediting during the rise of Christianity, and scientific investigations from a French excavation in to more recent studies/5(56).

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About The Oracles of the Ancient World. Ranging from Abai to Zeleia, from massive temples in Egypt to modest tombs in Turkey, oracles were a major feature of the religions of many ancient cultures until their demise under the Christian Roman emperors.

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This book was written for the believer, the unbeliever, the skeptical, the agnostic, for everyone in general. As Cahn says “the mystery applies to the entire earth, to believer and unbeliever alike” (Chapter 13)/5. The Ancient Oracles Book Description: For more than a thousand years, Greeks from all walks of life consulted oracles for guidance received directly from the gods.

Oracles in the ancient world What is an oracle. An oracle was a response given to individuals or representatives of a state who came to a special place (a fixed geographical location - they were not portable!) to ask a question of a god or hero (hero defined as former mortal promoted to divine status - such as Heracles).

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Sources: The Atlas of Ancient Egypt by John Baines and Jaromir Malek. Religion in Ancient Egypt: Gods, Myth and Personal Practice, edited by Byron Shafer; The British Museum book of Ancient Egypt ed.

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