Delphi

These essays explore divination in Apollo’s temple at Delphi. Apollo’s priestess, the Pythia, had a starring role in the divinatory ritual; she issued oracles and other sundry advice to those who sought her out. Some essays circle around what she said, how she said it, and why scholars still doubt that she said anything at all. Other essays examine how ancient Greeks and Romans remembered, repeated, and made sense of the Pythia’s oracles.

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