Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
The Seer in Ancient Greece (Hardback)
  • The Seer in Ancient Greece (Hardback)
zoom

The Seer in Ancient Greece (Hardback)

(author)
£36.95
Hardback Published: 07/01/2008
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The seer (mantis), an expert in the art of divination, operated in ancient Greek society through a combination of charismatic inspiration and diverse skills ranging from examining the livers of sacrificed animals to spirit possession. Unlike the palm readers and mediums who exist on the fringe of modern society, many seers were highly paid, well respected, educated members of the elite who played an essential role in the conduct of daily life, political decisions, and military campaigns. Armies, for example, never went anywhere without one. This engaging book, the only comprehensive study of this fascinating figure, enters into the socioreligious world of ancient Greece to explore what seers did, why they were so widely employed, and how their craft served as a viable and useful social practice.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520252295
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 31 mm

You may also be interested in...

SPQR
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Somme
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Arnhem
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
The Shortest History of Europe
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Travellers in the Third Reich
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Rome: A History in Seven Sackings
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Strange Death of Europe
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
Where Poppies Blow
Added to basket
Drawing Europe Together
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
1000 Years of Annoying the French
Added to basket
Operation Mincemeat
Added to basket
Roller-Coaster
Added to basket
£30.00   £24.99
Hardback
The Soldier Who Came Back
Added to basket
World War I
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
The Quest for Queen Mary
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.