Apr

5

Specs interested in the history of the Delphic Oracle may enjoy a book review of Michael Scott's Delphi on p C8 of the weekend WSJ:

Scott "cautions us against thinking of the oracle as 'an instrument simply for revealing the future' and invites us to see it as 'something of a management consultant — an adviser, but one with powerful authority.' 'What consultation at Delphi offered was a chance to air a difficult decision in fresh light [and] receive extra (divine-inspired) information and direction, which, while itself necessitating further discussion, brought with it powerful authority and thus a significant push toward consensus.'"


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