Didyma

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Author  Joseph Fontenrose
Publisher  University of California Press
Publication Date   June 13, 1988
ISBN  0520058453
Pages  282

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This book describes the physical setting of the Oracle of Apollo at Didyma, including the great temple and other buildings within the sanctuary; the history of the oracle; the process of consultation; the form and content of the god's replies; and the identity of the consultants. The author makes use of the abundant literary and epigraphical evidence, which he knew intimately. He is much less skeptical than he was in his famous work on the Delphic Oracle--he accepts nearly all the recorded responses as having been actually delivered at Didyma. He provides text, translation, and a valuable commentary for each...

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