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Human will and divine will in Roman divination

Abstract:

This thesis examines the relationship between human will and divine will as mediated through state divination in the Roman Middle and Late Republic. The nature of ancient evidence for incidents involving state divination, and for divinatory ‘rules’, is scrutinized: the historicity of many divinatory incidents recorded in Roman tradition is defended, and the existence of a body of basic divinatory ‘rules’ posited. Current models of the relationship between human and divine will in Roman divina...

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Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty - Ancient History
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:082d50ff-1838-4459-b66d-22e5d56d5f01
Local pid:
ora:6347

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