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Herodotus, Histories, 5.44.2


nanThis is the story which the Sybarites tell of Dorieus and his companions, but the Crotoniats say that they were aided by no stranger in their war with Sybaris with the exception of Callias, an Elean diviner of the Iamid clan. About him there was a story that he had fled to Croton from Telys, the tyrant of Sybaris, because as he was sacrificing for victory over Croton, he could obtain no favorable omens.


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1. Homer, Odyssey, 15.225 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1270-1274, 1269 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1269. ἰδοὺ δʼ Ἀπόλλων αὐτὸς ἐκδύων ἐμὲ 1269. The oracular garment! having looked upon me
3. Pindar, Olympian Odes, 6 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Aristophanes, Birds, 988 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

988. μήτ' ἢν Λάμπων ᾖ μήτ' ἢν ὁ μέγας Διοπείθης.
5. Aristophanes, Knights, 1085, 1084 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1084. οὐκ ὀρθῶς φράζει: τὴν Κυλλήνην γὰρ ὁ Φοῖβος
6. Aristophanes, Peace, 1125, 1047 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1047. οὗτός γέ πού 'σθ' ὁ χρησμολόγος οὑξ ̓Ωρεοῦ.
7. Aristophanes, Wasps, 380 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

380. δήσας σαυτὸν καὶ τὴν ψυχὴν ἐμπλησάμενος Διοπείθους.
8. Herodotus, Histories, 3.132.2, 7.228, 8.27.3, 9.33.1, 9.37.1 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3.132.2. When the Egyptian physicians who until now had attended the king were about to be impaled for being less skilful than a Greek, Democedes interceded with the king for them and saved them; and he saved an Elean seer, too, who had been a retainer of Polycrates' and was forgotten among the slaves. Democedes was a man of considerable influence with the King. 7.228. There is an inscription written over these men, who were buried where they fell, and over those who died before the others went away, dismissed by Leonidas. It reads as follows: quote type="inscription" l met="dact"Here four thousand from the Peloponnese once fought three million. /l /quote ,That inscription is for them all, but the Spartans have their own: quote type="inscription" l met="dact"Foreigner, go tell the Spartans that we lie here obedient to their commands. /l /quote ,That one is to the Lacedaemonians, this one to the seer: quote type="inscription" l met="dact"This is a monument to the renowned Megistias, /l lSlain by the Medes who crossed the Spercheius river. /l lThe seer knew well his coming doom, /l lBut endured not to abandon the leaders of Sparta. /l /quote ,Except for the seer's inscription, the Amphictyons are the ones who honored them by erecting inscriptions and pillars. That of the seer Megistias was inscribed by Simonides son of Leoprepes because of his tie of guest-friendship with the man. 8.27.3. When the Phocians were besieged on Parnassus, they had with them the diviner Tellias of Elis; Tellias devised a stratagem for them: he covered six hundred of the bravest Phocians with gypsum, themselves and their armor, and led them to attack the Thessalians by night, bidding them slay whomever they should see not whitened. 9.33.1. On the second day after they had all been arrayed according to their nations and their battalions, both armies offered sacrifice. It was Tisamenus who sacrificed for the Greeks, for he was with their army as a diviner; he was an Elean by birth, a Clytiad of the Iamid clan, and the Lacedaemonians gave him the freedom of their city. 9.37.1. Mardonius' sacrifices also foretold an unfavorable outcome if he should be zealous to attack first, and good if he should but defend himself. He too used the Greek manner of sacrifice, and Hegesistratus of Elis was his diviner, the most notable of the sons of Tellias. This man had been put in prison and condemned to die by the Spartans for the great harm which he had done them.
9. Xenophon, The Persian Expedition, 5.6.29 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

10. Xenophon, Hellenica, 3.3.3 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3.3.3. But Diopeithes, a man very well versed in oracles, said in support of Leotychides that there was also an oracle of Apollo which bade the Lacedaemonians beware of the lame kingship. Agesilaus was lame. Lysander, however, made reply to him, on behalf of Agesilaus, that he did not suppose the god was bidding them beware lest a king of theirs should get a sprain and become lame, but rather lest one who was not of the royal stock should become king. For the kingship would be lame in very truth when it was not the descendants of Heracles who were at the head of the state.
11. Demosthenes, Orations, 25.79 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

12. Theophrastus, Characters, 16.3 (4th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

13. Plutarch, Lysander, 22.5-22.6 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

14. Plutarch, Pericles, 38.2 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

38.2. Certain it is that Theophrastus, in his Ethics, querying whether one’s character follows the bent of one’s fortunes and is forced by bodily sufferings to abandon its high excellence, records this fact, that Pericles, as he lay sick, showed one of his friends who was come to see him an amulet that the women had hung round his neck, as much as to say that he was very badly off to put up with such folly as that.
15. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 3.11.5 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3.11.5. At the altar of Augustus they show a bronze statue of Agias. This Agias, they say, by divining for Lysander captured the Athenian fleet at Aegospotami with the exception of ten ships of war. 405 B.C. These made their escape to Cyprus ; all the rest the Lacedaemonians captured along with their crews. Agias was a son of Agelochus, a son of Tisamenus.
16. Epigraphy, Seg, 28.1245, 29.361, 35.626



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aeneas the tactician Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
agios, tisamenos grandson Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
aigospotami Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
aristandros Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
athena Mikalson, New Aspects of Religion in Ancient Athens: Honors, Authorities, Esthetics, and Society (2016) 280
chrêsmologos Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 193
dillery, john Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 193
diopeithes Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
divination, and authority Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 193
divination, and colonization Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 193
divination, and patronage Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 193
hierokles Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
homer, iliad Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
malkin, i. Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 193
mania, family genealogies of Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 193
mania Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 193
megistias Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
melampodids Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
omens Mikalson, New Aspects of Religion in Ancient Athens: Honors, Authorities, Esthetics, and Society (2016) 279, 280
pericles Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 193
philochoros, on divination Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
pindar Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 193
plato, diotima (in symposion) Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
polykrates of samos Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
sacrifice, beauty of Mikalson, New Aspects of Religion in Ancient Athens: Honors, Authorities, Esthetics, and Society (2016) 279, 280
satyra of larissa Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
sphagia' Mikalson, New Aspects of Religion in Ancient Athens: Honors, Authorities, Esthetics, and Society (2016) 280
sthorys of thasos Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
sybil, the Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
symmachos Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
telenikos Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
xenophon, on seers Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
zeus Mikalson, New Aspects of Religion in Ancient Athens: Honors, Authorities, Esthetics, and Society (2016) 280