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The Sibylline Oracles | TUC Magazine (DEEP TEXTS 001)


The Sibylline Oracles are a collection of oracular utterances written in Greek hexameters and ascribed to the Sibyls, prophetesses who uttered divine revelations in a frenzied state. Fourteen books survive. The Scholars will tell us that these are 6th or 7th AD curiosity pieces of Jewish, Gnostic, and Christian lore, and not to be confused with the originals. The originals were said to have been burned by order of the Roman general Flavius Stilicho in the 4th century. No copies survived. Until they did, two centuries later. The Sibylline Oracles is a TUC Magazine special edition, the first in a series collecting the DEEP TEXTS of our pasts.