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The Delphic oracle, its responses and operations, with a catalogue of responses

by Joseph Eddy Fontenrose

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Delphi (Extinct city),
  • Greece
    • Subjects:
    • Delphian oracle,
    • Apollo (Greek deity) -- Cult -- Greece -- Delphi (Extinct city),
    • Oracles, Greek,
    • Delphi (Extinct city) -- History

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJoseph Fontenrose.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDF261.D35 F6
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 476 p. ;
      Number of Pages476
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4902721M
      ISBN 100520033604
      LC Control Number76047969

      The Delphic oracle, its responses and operations, with a catalogue of responses / by: Fontenrose, Joseph Eddy, Published: () The Delphic oracle / by: Parke, H. W. Published: ().   Its seat was on the southwestern spur of Parnassus in a valley of Phocis. In historical times the oracle appears in possession of Apollo ; but the original possessor, according to the story, was Gaea. 1 Then it was shared by her with Poseidon, 2 who gave up his part in it to Apollo in exchange for the island of Calauria, Themis, the daughter.

      the Delphic oracle is the Greek philosopher and essayist Plutarch (c. AD ), who actually served at one time as priest of Apollo in the temple at Delphi. Plutarch was thus not only an eyewitness of the Pythia’s performance, but also an insider familiar with the oracle’s operations and traditions. The Delphic Oracle: A Multidisciplinary Defense of the Gaseous Vent Theory The Delphic Oracle: A Multidisciplinary. This book has a special use of farmakei,a and its 21 Different from the.

      The Pythia is not mentioned in the oldest “document” informing us about the Delphic cult and oracle, the Homeric hymn to Apollo, where the god gives oracular responses “from the laurel-tree” (–), an expression that corresponds closely to that (“from the oak-tree”) used in the Odyssey ( –; –) for the. Delphi’s modern legacy. Unfortunately, the Delphic oracle is no longer in business – at least, not of the oracular kind. In /1 CE the Roman emperor Theodosius I closed it down in a bid to end pagan cults. However, the excavated site is now a booming tourist destination and well worth the visit. Every time has its .


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The Delphic oracle, its responses and operations, with a catalogue of responses by Joseph Eddy Fontenrose Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is a valuable listing of direct and indirect source material for each oracular response, offering further information towards deeper research.

A valuable feature of the book is the appended catalogue (in English) of all surviving oracles from Delphi with full information about by: The Delphic Oracle, Its Responses and Operations, with a Catalogue of Responses - Joseph Eddy Fontenrose - Google Books.

"The Oracle at Delphi: The oracle at Delphi is a figure of great historical importance that was, and still is, shrouded in mystery. She spoke for the god Apollo and answered questions for the Greeks and foreign inquirers about colonization, religion, and s: 1.

Get this from a library. The Delphic oracle, its responses and operations, with a catalogue of responses. [Joseph Eddy Fontenrose] -- "The Oracle at Delphi: The oracle at Delphi is a figure of great historical importance that was, and still is, shrouded in mystery.

She spoke for the god Apollo and answered questions for the Greeks. The Delphic oracle, its responses and operations, with a catalogue of responses by Joseph Eddy Fontenrose Published by University of California Press in by: WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

Learn more ››. Fontenrose, Joseph Eddy, The Delphic oracle, its responses and operations, with a catalogue of responses, Berkeley: University of California Press, ISBN () Foster J., Lehoux D.R., "The Delphic Oracle and the ethylene-intoxication hypothesis", Clinical Toxicology, 45, ().

Early period Lycurgus. Some early oracular statements from Delphi may have been delivered to Lycurgus, the semi-legendary Spartan lawgiver (fl. 8th century BC). According to the report by Herodotus (Histories A, ), Lycurgus visited and consulted the oracle before he applied his new laws to Sparta, "You have come to my rich temple, Lycurgus,/ A man dear to Zeus and to all who have.

The Delphic Oracle: The history Revised and enlarged edition of Parke's A History of the Delphic Oracle Volume 1 of The Delphic Oracle, Herbert William Parke: Authors: Herbert William Parke, D. Wormell: Publisher: Blackwell, Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.

The sanctuary of Delphi was the site of the famous oracle of Apollo. It was the cultural and religious center of Greece and a symbol of unity for the Hellenic world. Ancient traditions linked the oracle to specific geological phenomena, including an emerging spring and Cited by: 1.

Other articles where Delphic oracle is discussed: oracle: The most famous ancient oracle was that of Apollo at Delphi, located on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus above the Corinthian Gulf. Traditionally, the oracle first belonged to Mother Earth (Gaea) but later was either given to or stolen by Apollo.

At Delphi the medium was a woman over. Fontenrose, Joseph Eddy, The Delphic oracle, its responses and operations, with a catalogue of responses, Berkeley: University of California Press, ISBN () Foster J., Lehoux D.R., "The Delphic Oracle and the ethylene-intoxication hypothesis", Clinical Toxicology, 45, 85–89 ().

Witchcraft, oracle, and magic among the Azande. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Fontenrose, J. The Delphic Oracle. Its responses and operations with a catalogue of responses. Berkeley: University of California Press (main page) Smith, Frederick M.

The Self Possessed: Deity and Spirit Possession in South Asian Literature. Columbia University Press, USA. The early part of the book was an engrossing pursuit of the Delphic oracle. I might almost say rivetting. It was completely spoiled with his last chapter.

It was a superficial meandering in mysticism with no clear direction or evidence. The book would be a better seller without the final chapter/5(52). The Delphic Oracle Eloise Hart The Oracle of Apollo at Delphi was one of the world's most intriguing and unusual establishments. Oracle of Apollo.

Its origins are dated to the very end of the 9th cent. bc, and eventually it developed into the most important Greek oracle. It was consulted by poleis (see polis) as well as individuals, and played a guiding role in the formation of the Greek poleis and in colonization; it gave guidance on pollution, ‘release from evils’, and, above all, earliest temple belongs.

Full text of "The Delphic oracle, its early history, influence and fall" See other formats. The Delphic oracle, its responses and operations, with a catalogue of responses / by: Fontenrose, Joseph Eddy, Published: () Classical Athens and the Delphic oracle: divination and democracy / by: Bowden, Hugh.

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Most of this program is completely unique, containing extended abilities not found in any other program in the world. Its origins are shrouded in myth, as the sources regarding the Delphic oracle are scarce and are largely of a literary variety.

The earliest written account with respect to the Delphic oracle’s emergence says that Apollo had come to Delphi—an area originally known as Pytho that had belonged to the earth goddess Gaia—and upon his arrival.

The Delphic Oracle: Its Responses and Operations, by Joseph Fontenrose (reprinted ). For some reason there isn’t any recent book on Delphi, that I know of. Greek Religion, by Walter Burkert (reprinted ). By a leading expert. However, American classical scholar Joseph Fontenrose () who spent many years researching the ancient mystery of Pythia, writes in his book The Delphic Oracle, Its Responses and Operations that Pythia’s replies were no ramblings at all.

According to Fontenrose, who examined several ancient texts, Pythia spoke with a clear voice and.The Pythia is not mentioned in the oldest ‘document’ informing us about the Delphic cult and oracle, the Homeric Hymn to Apollo, where the god gives oracular responses ‘from the laurel‐tree’, an expression that corresponds closely to that (‘from the oak‐tree’) used in the Odyssey for the prophecies at Dodona, where the oak.