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Published: 28 April 2019

304 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198834434

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Roman Republican Augury

Freedom and Control

Lindsay G. Driediger-Murphy

Oxford Classical Monographs

  • Challenges the current scholarly consensus that official divination was organized to produce only the results its users wanted
  • Proposes a new way of understanding augury which will be of significance to the study of Roman religion, theology, politics, and cultural history, as well as classics and ancient history more broadly
  • Analyses in detail the historical evidence for Romans receiving, and heeding, signs which would seem to have conflicted with their own desires