oracle of Delphi

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(Greek mythology) the oracle at Delphi where a priestess supposedly delivered messages from Apollo to those who sought advice

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Cicero wrote, "Never could the Oracle of Delphi have been so overwhelmed with offerings from monarchs and nations if throughout all the ages it had not proved the truth of its oracles.
Pilgrims took the waters in the pool near the temple, slept not too far from the cave and received visions and prophecies, in a sort of oracle of Delphi effect.
These were the very last words uttered by the great philosopher of whom the Oracle of Delphi once proclaimed: "there is no man wiser than Socrates.
Sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google have reshaped what was once a humble research tool into a modern Oracle of Delphi, a liminal space where people gather together to create, share and engage on differing viewpoints.
15) only to receive the famous last oracle of Delphi.
The Oracle of Delphi in the ancient world made a few bob making predictions in phrases that were widely open to interpretation.
The Oracle of Delphi was a real figure in Greek history, bestowing advice and prophecy to multitudes of men on matters as diverse as marriage and war.
Spinning this saga into a surreal epic across centuries, Holdstock adds the quest of the young Celtic King Urtha to avenge his wife and children, and the epic march to the Oracle of Delphi of the greatest army the world has ever seen.
Perhaps the secretary with 30 years' service is a gossip, but in terms of believability, she's the Oracle of Delphi.
Seeking punishment at the Oracle of Delphi, he was told to offer himself as a slave to King Eurystheus.
The Oracle of Delphi declared Socrates to be the wisest man in Athens, but he was not convinced.
It would be interesting to know what the Tote expected punters' reaction to be, because a trip to the oracle of Delphi wasn't needed to predict the thumbs-down that Britain's punters duly gave that day's Super7.
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