Ancient Greek Divination
By (author) Sarah Iles Johnston
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Ancient Greek Divination by Sarah Iles Johnston
Book DescriptionThe 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 societies
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405115735
(227mm x 154mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sarah Iles Johnston
Restless Dead, Paperback (October 2013)
During the archaic and classical periods, Greek ideas about the dead evolved in response to changing social and cultural conditions - most notably changes associated with the development of the polis, such as funerary legislation, and changes due to increased contacts with cultures of the ancient Near East. This book presents these changes.
Ancient Greek Divination, Hardback (August 2008)
The first English-language survey of ancient Greek divinatory methods 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 societies.
Ancient Religions, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Sarah Iles Johnston
Religious beliefs and practices, which permeated all aspects of life in antiquity, travelled well-worn routes throughout the Mediterranean. New gods encountered in foreign lands by merchants and conquerors were often taken home to be adapted and adopted. This collection of essays offers a comparative perspective on this complex spiritual world.
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Author Biography - Sarah Iles Johnston
Sarah Iles Johnston is Professor of Greek and Latin and Director of the Program in the Study of Religions at The Ohio State University. She is the author of Hekate Soteira (1990) and Restless Dead (1999) and the editor or co-editor of Medea: Essays on Medea in Myth, Literature, Philosophy and Art (1997), R eligions of the Ancient World: A Guide (2004) and Mantike: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005). Her most recent book, which she co-authored with Fritz Graf, is Ritual Texts for the Afterlife: Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets (2007).
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