❰Reading❯ ➻ The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles Author Michael Wood – Horse-zine.co.uk

The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles chapter 1 The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles, meaning The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles, genre The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles, book cover The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles, flies The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles, The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles 8f0ce8ed5afd3 Cultures Of All Epochs Have Consulted Oracles In Times Of Need This Fascinating Exploration Of The Enduring Popularity Of Oracles Examines How They Are Interpreted And Why Taking Examples From Literature And History, From The Oracles At Delphi To Those In Macbeth, And Further Still To The Works Of Kafka And Bob Dylan, And Even In The Film The Matrix, Wood Combines Storytelling And Commentary To Provide A Lively Account Of Humanity S Persistent Faith In Signs, Which Continues To Exert An Important Influence On The Course Of Civilization


10 thoughts on “The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles

  1. says:

    Though there s something irksome about this type of insanely far ranging exploration, I really did end up liking Wood s treatment of certainty, uncertainty, and how we live our lives in the area between Reading this certainly gave me quite a few items to add to my reading list so if you re looking for a gateway drug to classics, philosophy, and modern literature, dice right in.


  2. says:

    I wasn t sure what I was going to get with this book before I began it Perhaps history, perhaps some discussion of the supernatural Not at all It was squarely a philosophy book, and a study of what s really happening when an oracle ancient or modern is asked a question In particular, the book looks at what s going on in the mind of the person asking, focusing on his her situation, the types of questions asked, and how the questioner responds to and interprets the oracle s message The oracles responses from history, myth, and contemporary culture parallels are also parsed, and the author makes some stabs at what their historical pattern implies.


  3. says:

    In THE ROAD TO DELPHI THE LIFE AND AFTERLIFE OF ORACLES, Michael Wood considers the significance of oracles and attitudes toward them from Greek antiquity to the present Wood analyzes a wide range of literary texts and even considers topics like the role of oracles in modern medicine I recommend this book to anyone interested in the classical legacy or the history of ideas.


  4. says:

    This is the story of oracles and the greatest of the ancient world was at Delphi There was some really good stuff in this book and yet parts that I knew so I skimmed Overall a good read.


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