Sibyls and Sibylline Prophecy in Classical Antiquity (Routledge Revivals)

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Sibyls and Sibylline Prophecy in Classical Antiquity, first published in 1988, is an authoritative account of a subject rarely treated in recent decades and difficult to access for non-specialists. A considerable number of books of prophecies went under the generic title of Sibylline Oracles, which rulers consulted in times of crisis, the most famous literary example being the Cumaean Sibyl s advice to Aeneas. But in fact the Sibyls were unusual from other oracles in several respects; most characteristically, they composed ...

Sibyls and Sibylline Prophecy in Classical Antiquity (Routledge Revivals) 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138015869

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