The Oracles of the Ancient World: A Complete Guide
Ranging from Abai to Zeleia, from massive temples in Egypt to modest tombs in Turkey, oracles were a major feature of the religions of many ancient cultures until their demise under the Christian Roman emperors. This work is a guide to all the known oracles of the ancient world. The greater part of it is devoted to an alphabetical listing providing details of nearly 300 sites in more than 25 countries where oracles of one kind or another functioned in antiquity. The text is extensively cross-referenced and illustrated, and supplemented by indexes, a glossary, and a substantial introduction.
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According to Pausanias acropolis Alexander altar Amphiaraus Amphilochus Amun ancient city archaeological Asclepeion associated Athens buildings built cave central Greece 38 centre church city's Claros connection consulted cult of Asclepius Delphi dice oracle Dodona Egypt Egyptian Epidauros evidence excavations fourth century BC function god's goddess gods Greece 37 Greek healing sanctuary Heracles Herodotus incubation inscriptions Isis and Sarapis island king km NW km SW known legend legendary lies Limyra Machaon Mallus modern village Mopsus museum nearby oracle oracle of Apollo oracular activity Orchomenos originally OROPOS Pausanias Peloponnese Protesilaus Pselchis remains Rome ruins sanctuary of Asclepius sanctuary of Isis Sarapis seems seen shrine Siwa Sobek spring statue Strabo temple dedicated temple of Apollo temple of Asclepius temple of Sarapis Termessos theatre Thebes Thebes Egypt third century BC thought tombs town Turkey Turkey 36 unclear vicinity visited walls Zeus Zoodochos Pigi