Speaker BBC4′s Dr Michael Scott
Delphi:Bellybutton of the Ancient World – Dr Michael Scott.
What really went on at the ancient Greek oracle at Delphi, how did it get its awesome reputation and why is it still influential today?
Michael Scott of Warwick University uncovers the secrets of the most famous oracle in the ancient world.
A vital force in ancient history for a thousand years, it is now one of Greece’s most beautiful tourist sites, but in its time it has been a gateway into the supernatural, a cockpit of political conflict, and a beacon for internationalism. And at its heart was the famous inscription which still inspires visitors today – ‘Know Thyself’
He is currently a an Assistant Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick and an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
His research focuses on the ancient history and archaeology of the Greek and Roman worlds.
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