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Human will and divine will in Roman divination

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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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University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
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HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
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Supervisor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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2012-07-10

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