Posts tagged ‘europe’

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.

Life Behind the Iron Curtain

At the close of the Second World War, an ‘Iron Curtain’ descended across Europe “from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic”, cutting the continent into opposing Eastern and Western sides.