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Author Heineman, Kristin M.

Title The Decadence of Delphi : The Oracle in the Second Century AD and Beyond
Edition 1st ed
Published London : Routledge, 2016
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Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 1. The history of Delphi -- Delphi in the Archaic Period -- Method of consultation -- Delphi during the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars -- Delphi and Macedon -- Delphi and the Aetolians -- Delphi and Rome -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 2. Plutarch and the duality of Delphi -- Plutarch as a source -- The Delphic Dialogues: a contradictory picture -- Proposed reasons for the decline -- The revival of Delphi -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 3. Delphi: sacred space and cultural memory -- The separation of the sanctuary and the oracle -- The end of Delphi -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 4. Theological oracles from Didyma -- Oracular success: oracles in Asia Minor -- Didyma: the sanctuary and oracular procedure -- Theological responses -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 5. Theological oracles from Claros -- Claros: the sanctuary and oracular procedure -- Theological responses -- Delphi's inability to adapt -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 6. Occult practices: astrology -- Seeking divine knowledge -- Astrology: a brief history -- Types of astrology and Delphic parallels -- Astrology and Roman emperors -- Astrological authority -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 7. Theurgy and soteriology -- Magic and theurgy: a distinction -- Chaldean Oracles -- Theurgy's soteriological ends -- The Neoplatonists -- Chaldean cosmology -- Personalized religion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Conclusion -- Index
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Subject Delphian oracle--History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317036271
9781317036272