Hidden women of history: the priestess Pythia at the Delphic Oracle, who spoke truth to power

An Attic red-figure kylix from Vulci (Italy), 440-430 BC, depicting King Aigeus in front of the Pythia at the Oracle of Delphi Image: Wikimedia Commons

Julia Kindt

Professor, Department of Classics and Ancient History, , University of Sydney


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Jacek Malczewski Pytia, 1917. Image: Wikimedia Commons
The sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi. Image: Wikimedia Commons
John Collier, Priestess of Delphi, 1891. Image: Wikimedia Commons

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Delphic tripod. Paestan red-figured bell-krater, ca. 330 BC.Commons Image: Wikimedia

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