With the revival of pagan antiquity came a revival of interest in its religions. The humanist movement, in full swing at the outset of the sixteenth century, put itself to setting out and interpreting the classical and patristic sources on the many aspects of these religions, among which the oracles of ancient Greece held a prominent place. By this process the oracles became an object of historical knowledge: in context, individual sources could contribute to the rounded picture of an institution with its own cultural contours. This chapter outlines the classical and patristic sources, and their reception by early modern humanists.
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