The Seer in Ancient Greece

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  • Author(s): Michael Flower
  • Series:
    The Joan Palevsky Imprint in Classical Literature
  • Publication Information:
    Berkeley : University of California Press. 2008
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      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.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780520259935. 9780520252295. 9780520934009.
    • Accession Number:
      290580029
    • Accession Number:
      230019
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    • ABNT:
      MICHAEL FLOWER. The Seer in Ancient Greece. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. ISBN 9780520259935. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=230019. Acesso em: 28 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Michael Flower. The Seer in Ancient Greece. University of California Press; 2008. Accessed November 28, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=230019
    • APA:
      Michael Flower. (2008). The Seer in Ancient Greece. University of California Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Michael Flower. 2008. The Seer in Ancient Greece. The Joan Palevsky Imprint in Classical Literature. Berkeley: University of California Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=230019.
    • Harvard:
      Michael Flower (2008) The Seer in Ancient Greece. Berkeley: University of California Press (The Joan Palevsky Imprint in Classical Literature). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=230019 (Accessed: 28 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Michael Flower 2008, The Seer in Ancient Greece, The Joan Palevsky Imprint in Classical Literature, University of California Press, Berkeley, viewed 28 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Michael Flower. The Seer in Ancient Greece. University of California Press, 2008. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=230019.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Michael Flower. The Seer in Ancient Greece. The Joan Palevsky Imprint in Classical Literature. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=230019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Michael Flower. The Seer in Ancient Greece [Internet]. Berkeley: University of California Press; 2008 [cited 2020 Nov 28]. (The Joan Palevsky Imprint in Classical Literature). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=230019