Individuals and Oracles
Whereas most modern scholarship concentrates on the use of oracles by states, this chapter explores the evidence for the use of oracles by individuals, exploring both epigraphic and literary material from and about the oracles of Didyma, Delphi, and Dodona. It investigates how the Greeks represented oracular consultation to themselves in terms of both explicit instructions and the stories they told about it, and the evidence for actual consultations, including the subjects of consultations, the kinds of questions that were asked, and how they were formulated.
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