The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece by Margaret FosterThe Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece by Margaret Foster

The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece

byMargaret Foster

Hardcover | January 26, 2018

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Seers featured prominently in ancient Greek culture, but they rarely appear in archaic and classical colonial discourse. Margaret Foster exposes the ideological motivations behind this discrepancy and reveals how colonial discourse privileged the city's founder and his dependence on Delphi, the colonial oracle par excellence, at the expense of the independent seer. Investigating a sequence of literary texts, Foster explores the tactics the Greeks devised both to leverage and suppress the extraordinary cultural capital of seers. The first cultural history of the seer,The Seer and the Cityilluminates the contests between religious and political powers in archaic and classical Greece.
Margaret Fosteris Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Indiana University.
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Title:The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient GreeceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:January 26, 2018Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520295005

ISBN - 13:9780520295001

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