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The Ancient Greek Sanctuary of Dodona

The ancient Greek sanctuary and theater of Dodona are part of a uniquely historic site in the country, home to the oldest oracle, which even predated that of the more universally-known Delphi. Known in Doric Greek as Δωδώνα, or...

Priestess Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi, Spoke Truth to Power

In a time and place that offered few career opportunities for women, the role of priestess at the Oracle of Delphi was enormously influential. The Priestess Pythia was consulted on everything from warfare to love to public policy.  By Julia...

When The Gauls Attacked The Oracle Of Delphi

The attack of the Gauls on the oracle of Delphi in 279 b.C. marked the devastating end of the Gallic tribes' ambitious invasion of Greece.

Secrets Of The Delphic Oracle And How It Speaks To Us Today

The legacy of Delphi lies not so much in fortune-tellers, soothsayers and horoscopes: the central and authoritative role of the oracle in the ancient world is reflected in more serious ways we try to anticipate the future.

Common Questions Ancient Greeks Asked Oracles

Professor Mika Kajava from the University of Helsinki revealed some of the most common questions ancient Greeks asked the oracles of their time, during the 28th Annual Meeting of the Finnish Institute in Athens, which was held last week....