Ancient Greek Divination

Ancient Greek Divination

Author(s): Sarah Iles Johnston

Published Online: 23 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405115728

Online ISBN: 9781444302998

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302998

About this Book

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 societies

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