The Seer in Ancient Greece

The seer (mantis), a professional within the artwork of divination, operated in old Greek society via a mixture of charismatic notion and numerous abilities starting from interpreting the livers of sacrificed animals to spirit ownership. in contrast to the palm readers and mediums who exist at the edge of smooth society, many seers have been hugely paid, good revered, expert participants of the elite who performed an important function within the behavior of way of life, political judgements, and army campaigns. Armies, for instance, by no means went at any place with no one. This attractive ebook, the one accomplished learn of this interesting determine, enters into the socioreligious international of historic Greece to discover what seers did, why they have been so broadly hired, and the way their craft served as a plausible and valuable social practice.

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