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The Seer in Ancient Greece

Flower, Michael

Published by University of California Press
New Condition: New Soft cover
From Fields Book Store, Estabished 1932 (El Cerrito, CA, U.S.A.)

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The seer ("mantis"), an expert in the art of divination, operated in ancient Greek society through a combination of charismatic inspiration and diverse skills ranging from examining the livers of sacrificed animals to spirit possession. Unlike the palm readers and mediums who exist on the fringe of modern society, many seers were highly paid, well respected, educated members of the elite who played an essential role in the conduct of daily life, political decisions, and military campaigns. Armies, for example, never went anywhere without one. This engaging book, the only comprehensive study of this fascinating figure, enters into the socioreligious world of ancient Greece to explore what seers did, why they were so widely employed, and how their craft served as a viable and useful social practice. Bookseller Inventory # 9780520259935

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Title: The Seer in Ancient Greece

Publisher: University of California Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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At the same location on Polk St in San Francisco from 1932 to 2013, Fields Book Store is now web-only. Fields specializes in new, used, and rare metaphysical and occult books. www.fieldsbooks.com

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