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Augury
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(ὀρνιθομαντεία/ornithomanteía 'bird divination' or ὀρνιθοσκοπία/ornithoskopía 'bird watching', also ὀρνιθεία/ornitheía 'bird (art)'; Latin auspicium 'bird watching', augurium; cf. Augures ; cf. Umbrian aves anzeriaom). Method of divination; the interpretation results from the configuration of visual and aural signs (bird species, motion [in flight]; bird noises) and from its arrangement into a space defined by boundaries and divided into meaningful sections (Latin templum ; Limitation [I], Pars antica, postica ).

The tradition of the theory of aug…

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Haase, Mareile (Toronto), “Augury”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 14 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12206650>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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