Prof Dr Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier
The Research Project
Themistocles, Alexander the Great and even Gyges and Croesus, Kings of Lydia – these and other greats of the ancient world would never have ventured a decision of any great consequence without first consulting an oracle. In his Tragedy of Oedipus, Sophocles mentions all three of the greatest oracles of the time in one and the same breath – Delphi, Didyma and Abae.
The locations of the first two of these sacred sites (in what we today call Greece and Turkey) have been…