The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles
by Michael Wood (9780312423070)

The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles
 
Michael Wood
Release Date: 01 July 2004
Format: Paperback
Pages: 271
Category: World
ISBN: 9780312423070
ISBN-10: 0312423071



Cultures of all epochs have consulted oracles in times of need. This fascinating exploration of the enduring popularity of oracles examines how they are interpreted and why. Taking examples from literature and history, from the oracles at Delphi to those in "Macbeth," and further still to the works of Kafka and Bob Dylan, and even in the film "The Matrix," Wood combines storytelling and commentary to provide a lively account of humanity's persistent faith in signs, which continues to exert an important influence on the course of civilization.

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