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1oráculo masculineto consult the oracle — consultar el oráculo
- This is not to say that I rely solely on the oracle's advice.
- But I think more important than the oracle at Delphi is Socrates' conviction that there is an inner prophetic voice speaking to him.
- It was through clever interpretation of these signs that these oracles and prophets were able to frequently predict future events.
- The oracle was consulted by Achilles, Heracles and other mythological heroes.
- The first day saw the swearing-in of athletes, trainers and judges, after which athletes would make sacrifices to the gods and, if they wished, seek advice from oracles.
- As Plutarch, who wrote a treatise on it early in the second century AD, was priest of a Delphi that was still busy with private and ritual enquiries, it is clear that the real subject was the oracle's loss of authority in political affairs.
- Convinced, the Chorus of women advises that the oracle of Apollo is the only person who can help Orestes.
- He had no other choice now but to consult the oracles.
- However, I consulted the oracles and stars, and I am certain that you are the one I need.
- Here, finally, we come to the heart of the difference between the oracles of the pagan Greeks of the classical period and the revelations of the prophets of the People of the Book.
- Instead of the physicist, they consult an oracle.
- Her priests and oracles are all being kept in the tower.
- The oracle told that the cure would come to Telephos by means of rust from the sword of the very Achilles who had wounded him.
- In the trial of Socrates, as described by Plato, the oracle at Delphi proclaimed that there is no one wiser than Socrates.
- Then I got interested in the history of oracles, how they actually worked in Ancient Greece and in different cultures.
- The oracle's prophesy declares that Athens will one day conquer Thebes.
- Legend holds that he was the son of Apollo, the Hellenic god of music and learning, and his birth was foretold by the oracle at Delphi.
- Another time Rutilianus consulted the oracle on the choice of a wife.
- The Oedipus story's, I think, the grimmest of all oracle stories and it's the one where the freedom of the person consulting the oracle seems at its lowest degree.
- Poseidon and Athena were vying for control of Athens, and having consulted an oracle he advised that every Athenian should vote for their preference.
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