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Follow Aristonike, an Oracle-in-training in Delphi, as she studies to become the Pythia and communicate Apollo’s will and prophecies.
As the sun rises over Delphi in 500 BCE, Aristonike hurries to the temple of Apollo where a single oracle known as the Pythia communicates Apollo’s will. Reserved only for women, this is the most important job in the city— and one that Aristonike will soon have to take on if city council officials decide she meets their standards. Mark Robinson outlines a day in the life of an Oracle-in-training.
Lesson by Mark Robinson, directed by WOW-HOW Studio.
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Cite This Work
TED-Ed, . (2021, June 16). A Day in the Life of an Ancient Greek Oracle - Mark Robinson. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2577/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-ancient-greek-oracle---mar/
TED-Ed, . "A Day in the Life of an Ancient Greek Oracle - Mark Robinson." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 16, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2577/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-ancient-greek-oracle---mar/.
TED-Ed, . "A Day in the Life of an Ancient Greek Oracle - Mark Robinson." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Jun 2021. Web. 04 Feb 2023.