The Oracles of the Ancient World: A Complete Guide

The Oracles of the Ancient World: A Complete Guide

by Trevor Curnow


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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. This work is a guide to all the known oracles of the ancient world. The greater part of it is devoted to an alphabetical listing providing details of nearly 300 sites in more than 25 countries where oracles of one kind or another functioned in antiquity. The text is extensively cross-referenced and illustrated, and supplemented by indexes, a glossary, and a substantial introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780715631942
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/25/2004
Series: Duckworth Archaeology
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Trevor Curbanow is a lecturer at St Martin's College, Lancaster. His previous publications include Wisdom, Intuition and Ethics (1999) and Thinking through Dialogue (2001).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Conventions List of Plates Maps Introduction GAZETTEER Albania Algeria Austria Bulgaria Cyprus Egypt France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iran Iran Iraq Israel and the occupied territories Italy Lebanon Libya Portugal Romania Slovenia Spain Sudan Syria Tunisia Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Glossary Bibliography Concordance of Oracles and Sites Index of Sites

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