The Oracle by William J. Broad
The Lost Secrets and Hidden Messages of Ancient Delphi

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A gripping modern-day detective story about the scientific quest to understand the Oracle of Delphi

Like Walking the Bible, this fascinating book turns a modern eye on an enduring legend. The Oracle of Delphi was one of the most influential figures in ancient Greece. Human mistress of the god Apollo, she had the power to enter into ecstatic communion with him and deliver his prophesies to men. Thousands of years later, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist William J. Broad follows a crew of enterprising researchers as they sift through the evidence of history, geology, and archaeology to reveal—as far as science is able—the source of her visions.


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William J. Broad has practiced yoga since 1970. A bestselling author and senior writer at The New York Times, he has won every major award in print and television during more than thirty years as a science journalist. With New York Times colleagues, he has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, as well as an Emmy Award and a DuPont. He is the author or coauthor of seven books, including Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War, a #1 New York Times bestseller.
Published January 30, 2007 by Penguin Books. 336 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In ancient Greece, a visit to the Oracle of Delphi was de rigueur before any major decision of state.

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