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Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece

Margaret Foster

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295001
eISBN:
9780520967915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295001.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Seers featured prominently in ancient Greek culture, but they rarely appear in colonial discourse from the archaic and classical periods. Margaret Foster exposes the ideological motivations behind ... More


Greeks Bearing Gifts: religious relationships between Sicily and Greece in the archaic period

Shepherd Gillian

in Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus: New Approaches in Archaeology and History

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613670
eISBN:
9780748650996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613670.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

An important theme in the discussion of the colonisation of Greece has been the relationship that existed between a Greek colony and its mother-city. A common view of antiquity is that there existed ... More


Korinth and Its Colonies: Charting xyngeneia

Maria Fragoulaki

in Kinship in Thucydides: Intercommunal Ties and Historical Narrative

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697779
eISBN:
9780191758386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697779.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks closely at the xyngeneia ties (that is, the colonial and racial relationship) between Dorian Korinth and its recalcitrant apoikia Kerkyra, over a third kin city, Epidamnos ... More


Beyond Entrails and Omens: Herodotus’s Teisamenos and the Talismanic Seer at War

Margaret Foster

in Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295001
eISBN:
9780520967915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295001.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Chapter 1 considers Herodotus’s characterization of the seer Teisamenos as a “leader of wars” and uncovers a cultural tendency to regard military seers as conduits of talismanic power. The chapter ... More


Suppressing the Seer in Colonial Discourse: Delphic Consultations and the Seer in the City

Margaret Foster

in Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295001
eISBN:
9780520967915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295001.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Chapter 3 interrogates the startling excision of seers from later archaic and classical colonial discourse. This chapter offers two fundamental reasons for the missing seer. First, I argue that in ... More


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