Tag: oracle of delphi

Ancient Combat Sports

08/16 | Three ancient Olympic combat events—wrestling, boxing and pancratium—reveal much about the aspirations and values of ancient Greece, about what was deemed honorable, fair and beautiful, both in the eyes of   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice.

The Oracle of Delphi—Was She Really Stoned?

05/01 | According to Strabo and other sources, the Pythia who gave prophecies on behalf of Apollo was inspired by mysterious vapors. Is there evidence that intoxicating gases actually drifted through the   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Word Play

05/15 | Three thousand years ago, when alphabetic writing had just begun to spread across the masses of the ancient Near East, written words were far more than idle marks meant simply   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.


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