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Sibylline Oracles and Books
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I. Greco-Roman Sibylline Material

The Sibylline oracles of antiquity were oracles ascribed to Sibyl, always in Greek hexameters (Pseudepigraphy); the earliest date from the 5th century bce. Two corpora need to be distinguished: (1) the Sibylline Oracles (Gk οἱ Σιβύλλης χρησμοί/hoi Sibýllēs chrēsmoí, “the oracles of Sibyl,” or τὰ Σιβύλλεια/tá Sibýlleia, “the sibylline material”) and οἱ χρησμοὶ Σιβυλλιακοί/hoi chrēsmoí Sibylliakoí, Lat. oraculaSibyll…

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Hornauer, Holger, Wandrey, Irina and Bauckham, Richard, “Sibylline Oracles and Books”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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