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Prophets and Emperors - a book by Potter, David

Prophets and Emperors

Human and Divine Authority from Augustus to Theodosius

Prophets and Emperors( )
Author: Potter, David
Series title:Revealing Antiquity Ser.
ISBN:978-0-674-43706-7
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

To the practical modern mind, the idea of divine prophecy is more ludicrous than sublime. Yet to our cultural forebears in ancient Greece and Rome, prophecy was anything but marginal; it was in fact the basic medium for recalling significant past events and expressing hopes for the future, and it offered assurance that divinities truly cared about mere mortals. Prophecy also served political ends, and it was often invoked to support or condemn an emperor's actions. In Prophets...
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