cult and myth of Pyrros at Delphi.

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SeriesUniversity of California publications in classical archaeology,, v. 4, no. 3
LC ClassificationsDE1 .C3 vol. 4, no. 3.
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Paginationiv, 191-266 p.
Number of Pages266
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Open LibraryOL5841398M
LC Control Number61062773

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Modern scholars studying the oracle of Delphi have tried to pull the shroud of mythology away from historical facts to illuminate the realities of the Apolline cult, but the job has often proved trickier than s: 6.History of Delphi The cult of Apollo at Delphi probably dates back to the s B.

C., although the fame of the oracle did not reach its peak until the s B. about B. C., war broke out between Delphi and the nearby town of Crisa because Crisa had been demanding that visitors to the Delphic oracle pay taxes.

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