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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, Dōdṓnā,...

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...

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....