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Delphi: Center of the World


 
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Item #: D4720
Our Price: $19.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 60 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031472099
ISBN: 978-0-7697-9098-5


Availability: In Stock

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Delphi was once regarded as the center of the world. It was one of the most important intellectual and cultural sites of antiquity. Anyone who could afford it sought the advice of the oracle of Delphi before making a decision in both personal and public affairs. Some of these oracle sayings have survived to the present day, over two thousand years later.

The film describes the faith of the Ancient Greeks, whose ideas in fact often differ surprisingly from the conventional wisdom on this subject.

Delphi's impenetrable myths, its mysterious fortune-telling practices and bloodthirsty animal sacrifices have left a trail which is still visible and palpable today, the trail of a legendary oracle which influenced European history for almost 1,000 years...


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