100 Prophecies of the Delphic Oracle: Prophetic Advice from the God Apollo

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The Prophecies of the Delphic Oracle, aside from their mystery and marvel, offer an ideal opportunity to describe the extraordinary culture and history of Ancient Greece.
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Overview

The Prophecies of the Delphic Oracle, aside from their mystery and marvel, offer an ideal opportunity to describe the extraordinary culture and history of Ancient Greece.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970926500
  • Publisher: City-State Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author 10
Map of Ancient Greece emphasizing places of importance in the text 12
Introduction: The Delphic Oracle 13
1. Know Thyself 23
2. Something of Value 24
3. King Croesus (1) 25
4. King Croesus (2) 26
5. Frenzy and Death of a Pythia 27
6. The Olympic Games (1) 29
7. The Olympic Games (2) 31
8. Bribery at the Olympic Games 32
9. The Theatre 33
10. Music 34
11. The Boxer Euthymos 35
12. Plot to Seize the Athenian Acropolis 36
13. Callistratus and the Law 38
14. The Laws of Lycurgus the Spartan 39
15. Sparta, on War with Messenia 42
16. Messenia, on War with Sparta 43
17. Medea 44
18. Desertion 45
19. Accidental Killing of a Friend 46
20. Solon 47
21. Miltiades 49
22. Kleisthenes & the Liberation of Athens 51
23. The Persian Wars (1) 53
24. The Persian Wars (2) 55
25. The Persian Wars (3) 57
26. The Persian Wars (4) 59
27. Io 61
28. Migrations 62
29. The Island of Delos 64
30. Banishment from Delos Island 66
31. If the Sky Falls 68
32. Archilochos 69
33. The Killing of Archilochos 70
34. Wooden Dog 71
35. Home 72
36. Peace and War 73
37. Duration of War 75
38. Special Dining Hall 76
39. The Wisdom of Socrates 78
40. Golden Earrings 80
41. Sparta's Dual Monarchy 82
42. It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief 83
43. To Invade, or not to Invade 84
44. Pindar and the Fable on Death 85
45. The Cult of Pindar 87
46. Ion 88
47. The Death of Aesop 89
48. Lack of Children: Wineskin 91
49. Lack of Children: Plough & Furrow 93
50. King Minos 94
51. Theseus and the Minotaur 95
52. Drought on Thera 96
53. Speech Defect (Thera) 97
54. Battos of Thera: Ill Fortune 98
55. Battos of Thera: More Ill Fortune 99
56. The Pirate King, Polycrates 100
57. Diogenes the Cynic 102
58. Dead Drunk 104
59. Misfortunes in Cyrene, Libya 105
60. Loss of Ability to Laugh 106
61. Inability to Stop Laughing 108
62. Bull 109
63. More Bull 110
64. Defeat in War 111
65. A Rolling Stone 112
66. Reckoning 113
67. Famine and the Offended Deity 114
68. The Oedipus Saga (1) 115
69. The Oedipus Saga (2) 116
70. The Oedipus Saga (3) 118
71. The Oedipus Saga (4) 119
72. The Oedipus Saga (5) 121
73. Hercules Mad 122
74. The Agony of Hercules 124
75. The Death of Hercules 126
76. Forbidden Sexuality 127
77. Conquest 128
78. Two Pitchers 129
79. The Thyestean Banquet 131
80. Orestes: The Murder of Agamemnon 132
81. Orestes: Pursuit by the Furies 134
82. Orestes: Recovering Sanity 136
83. Plotinus 138
84. A Philosopher of Samos 139
85. Tyranny and Torture 140
86. Phalaris' Tyranny 141
87. The Tyrant of Ephesus 142
88. Establishment of a Republic in Megara 143
89. Alliance 144
90. Philip of Macedon 145
91. Rome and Carthage: The Second Punic War 147
92. Cicero 149
93. Homer 150
94. Exile 151
95. Plague 153
96. The Sacred Snake 155
97. Cure for an Incurable Wound 157
98. Aristophanes & the Draconian Touch 159
99. Aristophanes & The Plutus 160
100. A Delphic Joke from Euripides 161
Epilogue 163
Oracle Sources (bibliographic citations) 166
Index 170
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