Michael Scott

Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World

Hay Festival 2014, Friday 30 May 2014, 4pm - The Oxfam Moot

Michael Scott

The oracle and sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi were known as the omphalos – the centre or navel – of the ancient world for more than a thousand years. Individuals, city leaders and kings came from all over the Mediterranean and beyond to consult Delphi’s oracular priestess; to set up monuments to the gods in gold, ivory, bronze, marble and stone; and to take part in athletic and musical competitions.

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