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oracles

Robert Parker and David Potter.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World; Byzantine Studies. 1079 words.

Among the many forms of *divination known to the Greeks, the responses given by a god or hero when consulted at a fixed oracular site were the most prestigious (see e.g. Soph.OT498–501). Such oracles...

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Vatican

Bryan Ward-Perkins.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Byzantine Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Religion in the Ancient World. 364 words.

Vatican, an extramural area of the city of Rome, on the right bank of the *Tiber around the mons Vaticanus. In the early empire the Vatican was the site of an imperial park (the horti...

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