Oxford Literary Festival – 26th March 2014

Oxford Literary Festival 26th March 2014

Delphi: Centre of the Ancient World

Venue: Christ Church: Blue Boar

Time: 10:00

In this upcoming talk, I will explain why Delphi was one of the most important places in the ancient world. I will be describing the founding of the sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi and its modern rediscovery, how it became a contested religious site for the Greeks and Romans and a storehouse of treasures for rival city states, and how it eventually declined. And for modern visitors I will be outlining the key things to see and some of the little-known treasures.

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