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Herodotus, Histories, 9.33.3


nanThe Lacedaemonians, however, perceived that the oracle given to Tisamenus spoke of the lists not of sport but of war, and they attempted to bribe Tisamenus to be a leader in their wars jointly with their kings of Heracles' line.


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1. Euripides, Bacchae, 256-257, 255 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

255. You persuaded him to this, Teiresias. Do you wish, by introducing another new god to men, to examine birds and receive rewards for sacrifices? If your gray old age did not defend you, you would sit in chains in the midst of the Bacchae
2. Herodotus, Histories, 9.33.1, 9.36 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

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. 9.36. This Tisamenus had now been brought by the Spartans and was the diviner of the Greeks at Plataea. The sacrifices boded good to the Greeks if they would just defend themselves, but evil if they should cross the Asopus and be the first to attack.


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chrêsmologos Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 207
dillery, john Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 207
divination, and authority Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 207
divination, and patronage Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 207
divination, and war Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 207
hagias Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 207
herodotus Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 207; Marincola et al., Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and Calum Maciver, Greek Notions of the Past in the Archaic and Classical Eras: History Without Historians (2021) 133
mania, in warfare' Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 207
mania Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 207
prophecy Marincola et al., Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and Calum Maciver, Greek Notions of the Past in the Archaic and Classical Eras: History Without Historians (2021) 133