Socrates and the Sortes Homericae

The Classical world knew various methods of determining the future, such as by observing the flight patterns of birds or—yet further away—by making note of the positions of the sun, moon, and planets (πλανῆται 'wandering [stars]' < πλανάομαι 'be led astray') relative to the fixed stars. There are plenty of interesting etymologies for more or … Continue reading Socrates and the Sortes Homericae

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