The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles Epub

The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles Epub

The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles ➲ [Read] ➭ The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles By Michael Wood ➽ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Cultures of all epochs have consulted oracles in times of need This fascinating exploration of the enduring popularity of oracles examines how they are interpreted and why Taking examples from literat Cultures of all epochs have consulted oracles in to Delphi: ePUB ☆ times of need This fascinating exploration of the enduring popularity of oracles examines how they are interpreted and why Taking examples from literature and history from the oracles at Delphi to those in Macbeth The Road eBook ↠ and further still to the works of Kafka and Bob Dylan and even in the film The Matrix Wood combines storytelling and commentary to provide a lively account of humanity's persistent faith in signs which continues to exert an important influence on the Road to Delphi: PDF/EPUB ä course of civilization.


4 thoughts on “The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles

  1. Matthew Matthew says:

    Though there's something irksome about this type of insanely far ranging exploration I really did end up liking Wood's treatment of certainty uncertainty and how we live our lives in the area between Reading this certainly gave me uite a few items to add to my reading list so if you're looking for a gateway drug to classics philosophy and modern literature dice right in


  2. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I wasn't sure what I was going to get with this book before I began it Perhaps history perhaps some discussion of the supernatural?Not at all It was suarely a philosophy book and a study of what's really happening when an oracle ancient or modern is asked a uestion In particular the book looks at what's going on in the mind of the person asking focusing on hisher situation the types of uestions asked and how the uestioner responds to and interprets the oracle's message The oracles' responses from history myth and contemporary culture parallels are also parsed and the author makes some stabs at what their historical pattern implies


  3. Rick Rick says:

    In THE ROAD TO DELPHI THE LIFE AND AFTERLIFE OF ORACLES Michael Wood considers the significance of oracles and attitudes toward them from Greek antiuity to the present Wood analyzes a wide range of literary texts and even considers topics like the role of oracles in modern medicine I recommend this book to anyone interested in the classical legacy or the history of ideas


  4. David David says:

    This is the story of oracles and the greatest of the ancient world was at Delphi There was some really good stuff in this book and yet parts that I knew so I skimmed Overall a good read


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4 thoughts on “The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles

  1. Matthew Matthew says:

    Though there's something irksome about this type of insanely far ranging exploration I really did end up liking Wood's treatment of certainty uncertainty and how we live our lives in the area between Reading this certainly gave me uite a few items to add to my reading list so if you're looking for a gateway drug to classics philosophy and modern literature dice right in

  2. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I wasn't sure what I was going to get with this book before I began it Perhaps history perhaps some discussion of the supernatural?Not at all It was suarely a philosophy book and a study of what's really happening when an oracle ancient or modern is asked a uestion In particular the book looks at what's going on in the mind of the person asking focusing on hisher situation the types of uestions asked and how the uestioner responds to and interprets the oracle's message The oracles' responses from history myth and contemporary culture parallels are also parsed and the author makes some stabs at what their historical pattern implies

  3. Rick Rick says:

    In THE ROAD TO DELPHI THE LIFE AND AFTERLIFE OF ORACLES Michael Wood considers the significance of oracles and attitudes toward them from Greek antiuity to the present Wood analyzes a wide range of literary texts and even considers topics like the role of oracles in modern medicine I recommend this book to anyone interested in the classical legacy or the history of ideas

  4. David David says:

    This is the story of oracles and the greatest of the ancient world was at Delphi There was some really good stuff in this book and yet parts that I knew so I skimmed Overall a good read

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