Signifying Names and Other Ominous Accidental Utterances in "Classical Historiography"
Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies
A statesman's ability to quickly interpret an event to his advantage by "accepting the omen" was appreciated by some ancient historians, as can be seen from examples in Herodotus and Dionysius of Halicarnassus.
Lateiner, Donald, "Signifying Names and Other Ominous Accidental Utterances in "Classical Historiography"" (2005). Classics Faculty Work. 43.
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