Why Study Plutarch and Delphi with Judith Mossman
From Simon Barnett on February 11th, 2016
Plutarch (A.D. 46 – c. 120), from Chaeronea in Boeotia, was one of the most prolific Greek writers of antiquity and his work is exactly contemporaneous with the period of the earliest writings of Jesus’ followers, He was also a priest of Delphi was much concerned with the nature of religions, and of oracles in particular. In this video Professor Judith Mossman (Dept of Classics, University of Nottingham), and expert on Plutarch, gives us an insight into the place of oracles not only in Plutarch but in the life of Greco-Roman society at the time. This is a religious world very different from that of Jews and Christians – but i was in that world that Jews produced the Mishna and Christians produced the gospels.