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David E. Aune
St. Xavier University (Chicago, IL 60655-3105)

Plutarch's Critique of the Role of the Hellenistic Prophet/Mantic in Relation to His Audience

To formulate a set of typologies descriptive of the major kinds of relationships which obtained between Hellenistic prophetic/mantic personages and their audience(s) on the basis of evidence found in the corpus of Plutarch's extant writings. The study will focus on four variables: 1) the prophetic/mantic personage; 2) the audience; 3) the nature of the communication network; and, 4) the setting.

Project fields:
History of Religion

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 8/31/1976