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The Devil's TabernacleThe Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought$
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Anthony Ossa-Richardson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691157115

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.001.0001

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The Devil's Tabernacle
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Anthony Ossa-Richardson

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DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.003.0002

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.

Keywords:   oracles, pagan antiquity, early modern humanists, religion, humanist movement

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