The Seer and the City

The Seer and the City

Seers were conspicuous fixtures of Greek society, but they rarely feature in archaic and classical colonial discourse. This book exposes how this apparent narrative oversight evinces entrenched cultural attitudes relating to the seer, above all the perception that the seer’s authority was incompatible with that of the colonial founder and Delphi, the colonial oracle par excellence. Enlisting a wide range of historiographical and poetic texts, the book deploys colonial… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (January 26, 2018)

Page count: 232 pages

Language: English


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