Athletes and Oracles: The Transformation of Olympia and Delphi in the Eighth Century BC

Athletes and Oracles: The Transformation of Olympia and Delphi in the Eighth Century BC

by Catherine Morgan
ISBN-10:
0521374510
ISBN-13:
9780521374514
Pub. Date:
02/22/1990
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

Athletes and Oracles: The Transformation of Olympia and Delphi in the Eighth Century BC

This book studies the origins and development of cult practice at Olympia and Delphi, challenging many assumptions about the nature and role of the archaeological record. Professor Morgan's study is exceptional for the emphasis placed on the two sites in their contemporary local contexts. The book concludes with the first detailed study of the wider roles of Olympia and Delphi as major sanctuaries in Archaic Greece.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521374514
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/22/1990
Series: Cambridge Classical Studies Series
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Sanctuaries and the rise of the Greek state; 2. The sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia; 3. The early history of Olympia; 4. Phokian settlement and the sanctuary at Delphi; 5. The institution of the Delphic oracle: oracular responses from Delphi; 6. Sanctuaries, the state and the individual; Appendix 1. Iron age archaeological evidence from the region of Elis; Appendix 2. Archaeological evidence from Phokis; Appendix 3. The cemetery at Galaxidi; Notes; Bibliography; General index; Topographical index.

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