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The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Lost Secrets
The Oracle Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Lost Secrets Author:William J. Broad A gripping modern-day detective story about the scientific quest to understand the Oracle of Delphi Like Walking the Bible, this fascinating book turns a modern eye on an enduring legend. The Oracle of Delphi was one of the most influential figures in ancient Greece. Human mistress of the god Apollo, she had the power to enter int... more »o ecstatic communion with him and deliver his prophesies to men. Thousands of years later, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William J. Broad follows a crew of enterprising researchers as they sift through the evidence of history, geology, and archaeology to revealas far as science is ablethe source of her visions.« less
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This book is recommded in the book the Last Oracle by James Rollins. The Rollins book was so good I was moved to get some of his suggested reading list. I enjoyed learning more about the Oracles of Delphi, which were women.