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Athletes and Oracles: The Transformation of Olympia and Delphi in the Eighth Century BC (Catherine Morgan) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1990) 9780521035682
Athletes and Oracles: The Transformation of Olympia and Delphi in the Eighth Century BC (Catherine Morgan) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1990) 9780521035682
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Title: Athletes and Oracles: The Transformation of Olympia and Delphi in the Eighth Century BC

Author: Morgan, Catherine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1990

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521035682

Volumes: 1; Pages: 336

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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.Contents1. Sanctuaries and the rise of the Greek state2. The sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia3. The early history of Olympia4. Phokian settlement and the sanctuary at Delphi5. The institution of the Delphic oracle6. Sanctuaries, the state and the individualAppendix 1. Iron age archaeological evidence from the region of Elis2. Archaeological evidence from Phokis3. The cemetery at GalaxidiBibliographyIndex
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