A Day in the Life of an Ancient Greek Oracle - Mark Robinson

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Video

John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 16 June 2021

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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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/

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