Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Oracle

(Latin oraculum from orare, �to pray,� or �to speak�), divine communication delivered in response to a petitioner's request; also, the seat of prophecy itself. Oracles were a branch of divination but differed from the casual pronouncements of augurs by being associated with a definite person or place. For example, the oracles of Zeus originated at Dodona, Olympia, or Siwa; those

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