Posts tagged ‘religion’

Delphic Oracle

Voice of the Apollo: The influence of the Delphic oracle on culture and politics of Greece in the 6th to 4th centuries BCE

The oracle at Delphi, defined as both the response given to a question and the person (priestess) who gives the response, was believed to be the vessel through which the god Apollo spoke. By acting as the voice of the Gods, the oracle had a profound influence on the culture and politics of Greece, particularly during the height of the oracle’s power between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE.

The Interaction of Politics and Religion in Ancient Rome

Constantine, unlike many of his predecessors, was successfully able to introduce an integrated and dynamic relationship between religion and state law which had profound consequences. This presented the possibility of utilising the political opportunity in front of him to further his own control over Rome and to forge an allegiance between the Church and state.