Definition of Oracle of delphi

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the oracle at Delphi where a priestess supposedly delivered messages from Apollo to those who sought advice; the messages were usually obscure or ambiguous.

Exact synonyms: Delphic Oracle, Oracle Of Apollo, Temple Of Apollo
Generic synonyms: Oracle
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Group relationships: Delphi



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Literary usage of Oracle of delphi

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"The Oracle of Delphi.—The site of Delphi— the victorious rival of Dodona, ... Hence the oracle of Delphi was in full vigour when the ninth book of the Iliad ..."

2. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1839)
"Socrates declared the wisest of mankind by the oracle of Delphi. This declaration of the oracle,f so advantageous in appearance for Socrates, ..."

3. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1859)
"Socrates declared the wisest of mankind by the oracle of Delphi. This declaration of the oracle,™ so advantageous in appearance for Socrates, ..."

4. Tanglewood Tales for Girls and Boys: Being a Second Wonder Book by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1887)
""Sacred oracle of Delphi," said he, "whither shall I go next in quest of my dear sister Europa?" There was at first a deep silence, and then a rushing sound ..."

5. History of the Romans Under the Empire by Charles Merivale (1865)
"Caesar blockades Pompeius within his lines.— Operations in Macedonia and Greece.—Appius Claudius consults the oracle of Delphi. ..."

6. A Manual of Grecian and Roman Antiquities by Ernst Frederik Bojesen, T. K. Arnold (1874)
"... which we first find mentioned in Pindar, the oracle of Delphi was the centre or navel of the earth (6{i<pati>s trig fns)> a circumstance noticed also in ..."

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