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Ancient Greek Divination (Sarah Iles Johnston) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) 9781405115728
Ancient Greek Divination (Sarah Iles Johnston) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) 9781405115728
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Title: Ancient Greek Divination

Author: Johnston, Sarah Iles

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2009

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781405115728

Volumes: 1; Pages: 208

List Price in Cloth: $104.95 Our price: $91.99

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The first English-language survey of ancient Greek divinatory methods, Ancient Greek Divination offers a broad yet detailed treatment of the earliest attempts by ancient Greeks to seek the counsel of the gods.* Offers in-depth discussions of oracles, wandering diviners, do-it-yourself methods of foretelling the future, magical divinatory techniques, and much more* Illustrates how the study of divination illuminates the mentalities of ancient Greek religions and societiesContentsList of Figures.Acknowledgments.List of Abbreviations.1. Why Divination?.2. The Divine Experience Part One: Delphi and Dodona.3. The Divine Experience Part Two: Claros, Didyma and Others.4. Freelance Divination: The Mantis.5. The Mantis and the Magician.Index Locorum.Subject Index
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