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Author Scott, Michael, 1981- author

Title Delphi : a history of the center of the ancient world / Michael Scott
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (422 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- Acknowledgments -- Maps -- Prologue: Why Delphi? -- Part I: Some are born great -- 1: Oracle -- 2: Beginnings -- 3: Transformation -- 4: Rebirth -- Part II : Some achieve greatness -- 5: Fire -- 6: Domination -- 7: Renewal -- 8: Transition -- Part III: Some have greatness thrust upon them -- 9: A New World -- 10: Renaissance -- 11: Final Glory? -- 12: The Journey Continues -- Epilogue: Unearthing Delphi -- Conclusion -- Guide: A Brief Tour of the Delphi Site and Museum -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary The oracle and sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi were known as the "omphalos"--The "center" or "navel"-of the ancient world for more than 1000 years. Individuals, city leaders, and kings came from all over the Mediterranean and beyond to consult Delphi's oracular priestess; to set up monuments to the gods in gold, ivory, bronze, marble, and stone; and to take part in athletic and musical competitions. This book provides the first comprehensive narrative history of this extraordinary sanctuary and city, from its founding to its modern rediscovery, to show more clearly than ever before
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Delphian oracle -- History.
Delphi (Extinct city) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400851327 (electronic bk.)
9781400851324 (electronic bk.)