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date: 09 August 2020

Sibyl 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

Originally the Sibyl seems to have been a single prophetic woman, but by the time of Heraclides of Pontus, a number of places claimed to be the birthplace of Sibylla, traditions concerning a number of different Sibyls began to circulate, and the word came to be a generic term rather than a name. There are a number of Sibylline catalogues, of which the most important is that compiled by ... ...

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