Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Sortes||Contributor(s):||Dillon, Matthew P (author)||Publication Date:||2016||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/21374||Abstract:||'Sortes' (lit. "lots") were employed to foretell the future, and as a method of DIVINATION were used by both Greeks and Romans. In the Roman Empire at the temple of FORTUNA in PRAENESTE verses of Vergil were inscribed on wooden tablets, one of which would be drawn randomly in a consultation and interpreted. Sortes could take the form of the random consultation of a book such as Homer's 'Iliad'; the lines so found were interpreted as having prophetic meaning.||Publication Type:||Entry In Reference Work||Source of Publication:||The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, p. 900-900||Publisher:||Routledge||Place of Publication:||New York, United States of America||ISBN:||9780203506240
|Field of Research (FOR):||210306 Classical Greek and Roman History||HERDC Category Description:||N Entry In Reference Work||Other Links:||http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/226306875||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 73
|Appears in Collections:||Entry In Reference Work|
Files in This Item:
checked on Feb 8, 2019
WEB OF SCIENCETM
Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.