Sam Leith Sam Leith

Management consultancy! Sculpture park! Sports stadium! The many faces of the Delphic Oracle

A review of Michael Scott’s Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World. It's a fascinating mystery, wrapped in an enigma, wrapped up in unfortunate academic jargon

Orestes consults the oracle at Delphi (Roman, 1st century AD). [Getty Images/Shutterstock/iStock/Alamy]

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