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Thucydides, The History Of The Peloponnesian War, 6.69.2


καὶ πρῶτον μὲν αὐτῶν ἑκατέρων οἵ τε λιθοβόλοι καὶ σφενδονῆται καὶ τοξόται προυμάχοντο καὶ τροπὰς οἵας εἰκὸς ψιλοὺς ἀλλήλων ἐποίουν: ἔπειτα δὲ μάντεις τε σφάγια προύφερον τὰ νομιζόμενα καὶ σαλπιγκταὶ ξύνοδον ἐπώτρυνον τοῖς ὁπλίταιςFirst, the stone-throwers, slingers, and archers of either army began skirmishing, and routed or were routed by one another, as might be expected between light troops; next, soothsayers brought forward the usual victims, and trumpeters urged on the heavy infantry to the charge;


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1. Herodotus, Histories, 8.27.3, 9.33.1, 9.95 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

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. 9.95. Deiphonus, the son of this Evenius, had been brought by the Corinthians, and was the army's prophet. But I have heard it said before now, that Deiphonus was not the son of Evenius, but made a wrongful use of that name and worked for wages up and down Hellas.
2. Xenophon, The Persian Expedition, 1.8.15, 5.6.29 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3. Xenophon, Hellenica, 6.5.49 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6.5.49. After this the Athenians deliberated, and they would not endure to listen to those who spoke on the other side, but voted to go to the aid of the Lacedaemonians in full force, and chose Iphicrates as general. And when his sacrifices had proved favourable and he had issued orders to his men to dine in the Academy, cp. II. ii. 8. many, it is said, went thither ahead of Iphicrates himself. After this Iphicrates led the way and they followed, believing that he would lead them to some noble achievement. And when, after arriving in Corinth, he delayed there for some days, they at once began to censure him, for the first time, for this delay; then when he at length marched them forth, they eagerly followed wherever he led the way, and eagerly attacked any stronghold against which he brought them.
4. Xenophon, On Household Management, 5.19 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

5.19. Well, said Socrates in reply, Mem. I. iv. 15; iv. iii. 12. Cyrop. I. vi. 46. I thought you knew, Critobulus, that the operations of husbandry no less than those of war are in the hands of the gods. And you observe, I suppose, that men engaged in war try to propitate the gods before taking action; and with sacrifices and omens seek to know what they ought to do and what they ought not to do;
5. Aeschines, Letters, 2.87 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6. Demosthenes, Orations, 23.67 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)



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aeschylus Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
agias Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 116
agurtês /-ai Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
alexander the great Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 116
amphiaraus Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 116
aristander Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 116
aristophanes Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
callias Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
character in oaths in Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 103
chrêsmologos Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
cleander of phigalea Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
deiphonus Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
dillery, john Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
divination, and authority Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
divination, and colonization Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
divination, and patronage Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
divination, and war Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
herodotus Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
lloyd, g.e.r. Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
mania, in warfare Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
mania Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
mantis, battle participation of manteis Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 116
mantis, becoming a mantis Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 116
mantis Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 116
mycale, battle of Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
nice, alex Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 116
oaths Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 103
omens military Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 103
teisamenus Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
tellias of elis Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
theaenetus Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200
tiresias Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 116
tisamenus Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (2008) 116
warfare, and religion' Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 103
xenophon Johnston and Struck, Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination (2005) 200