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· The Role and Image of the Seer

Michael Attyah Flower

in The Seer in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252295
eISBN:
9780520934009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252295.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

What the Greeks called “the craft of divination” (mantik ē technē) was the art of interpreting the meaning of signs that were sent by the gods. The god-sent sign was the instrument of mediation ... More


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