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Athletes and Oracles : The Transformation of Olympia and Delphi in the Eighth Century BC - Catherine Morgan

Athletes and Oracles

The Transformation of Olympia and Delphi in the Eighth Century BC

By: Catherine Morgan, R. L. Hunter (Editor), R. G. Osborne (Editor), M. D. Reeve (Editor), Peter Garnsey (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th March 2004
ISBN: 9780521374514
Number Of Pages: 340

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This book studies the origins and development of cult practice at Olympia and Delphi, challenging many assumptions about the nature and role of the archaeological record. Professor Morgan's study is exceptional for the emphasis placed on the two sites in their contemporary local contexts. The book concludes with the first detailed study of the wider roles of Olympia and Delphi as major sanctuaries in Archaic Greece.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Sanctuaries and the rise of the Greek state
The sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia
The early history of Olympia
Phokian settlement and the sanctuary at Delphi
The institution of the Delphic oracle: oracular responses from Delphi
Sanctuaries, the state and the individual
Iron age archaeological evidence from the region of Elis
Archaeological evidence from Phokis
The cemetery at Galaxidi
Notes
Bibliography
General index
Topographical index
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ISBN: 9780521374514
ISBN-10: 0521374510
Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 25th March 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.58