A history of oracles considers such examples as the oracles at Delphi, pre-Hispanic America, and in numerous works of fiction and popular culture, offering insight into humanity's beliefs about signs and astrology while noting the influence ...
Author: Michael Wood
A history of oracles considers such examples as the oracles at Delphi, pre-Hispanic America, and in numerous works of fiction and popular culture, offering insight into humanity's beliefs about signs and astrology while noting the influence of oracles over civilization. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Two bodies, one on the Island of Rhodes, the other in the northern forests of mainland Greece.
Author: Nigelle de Visme
Two bodies, one on the Island of Rhodes, the other in the northern forests of mainland Greece. Are they connected? Is one, or are both, a victim of murder? By whom, and how? A woman goes missing, a man's body is found, recently dead, washed in by the stormy seas a thousand miles away. Pericles Kostakides, detective, finds himself in a spider's web leading him from his quiet island life on Rhodes to Glastonbury, to north Queensland and back in his attempt to piece together a mystery. Meanwhile his mother decides to perform a ritual of healing, in the manner of the priestesses of old, at Delphi, where the Oracle remains.
This is a book for people who want to start looking at their careers in a new way by understanding their hard-wired strengths- in a new way.
Author: Tom Tavantzis
This is a book for people who want to start looking at their careers in a new way by understanding their hard-wired strengths- in a new way. In it, Dr. Thomas N. Tavantzis offers a unique way to think deeply about your own natural aptitudes - and how they influence career and role choices. Apollo's Oracle at Delphi is said to have borne the inscription "Know Thyself." This maxim has worked its way through Socrates and Plato to the great modern thinkers in the organizational and career development field. Peter Drucker, our modern business Oracle, has restated the heart of this description as "Know Your Strengths." Drucker and many other pioneers, e.g., Marcus Buckingham, in the field think it's better to develop what we're good at rather than try to "remedy" or "cure" our weaknesses. This is not as easy as it sounds. Most people don't know their strengths as well as they think they do. There is growing evidence that much of what we're good at is hardwired into us at birth and matures at adolescence, and that working against this reality can only produce frustration in our personal and professional lives. People's innate intelligence and basic abilities stabilize early in life. True, one can learn new skills or increase one's vocabulary. But it is far easier to develop natural strengths and innate social and emotional influences - what we now call "emotional intelligence." This applies whether you're a middle manager trying to find your best role in a company, a 30-year-old contemplating a career change, or a high school senior picking a prospective college or major. So how do we find what we're really good at? The pitfall of many self-administered testing instruments is that they're based on asking us this question directly instead of temporarily putting those judgements aside. Dr. Tavantzis uses the Highlands Ability Battery, a three-hour online test - which doesn't have to be completed at one sitting - that combines with professional interpretation to measure our real abilities and skills. What are your strongest problem-solving methods? Do you work more through logic or through intuition? How do you best take in and pass along information? How far into the future are you comfortable projecting? What work environment suits you best? Do you work better alone or in teams? Do you generate many ideas or concentrate on a few? How important have family members and peers been in the career choices you've made so far? How can your hobbies sometimes explain your real talents better than your career choices so far? If you're an executive, how do you build a team that blends with your skills and those of them team members? The answers to many of these will likely surprise you! For example, the number of ideas you generate has little to do with their quality. And how quickly you solve a problem may have little to do with the quality of the solution. Whatever answers you receive may provide the tools necessary to articulate to others how you can contribute and be most productive - and be the most personally satisfied. The book is built on case studies of people at different career stages and how the used the Battery and followup consultations to reveal their true strengths and develop a personal vision of how to turn them into a survival kit for today's ever-changing economy. Hopefully you will see yourself in some of these people. An action guide to thinking about career plans, leadership style, and how to work with others to support your natural strengths, "Hardwired" provides the tools you need to begin changing your life today. Whether you're looking for a new job or simply to perform better in your current one, its focus is to bring you into conscious awareness of your strengths and how you can best use them. This way you can find and follow your own personal Road to Delphi.
45 TO CHAIRONIA For a long time the principal road from Levadia to Delphi did
not follow the modern route westwards via Tsoukalades and across the outlying
hills of Helicon but chose the more level way through Chaironia , Ayios Vlasios ...
Author: Neville Lewis
"Describes the route followed anciently by the Thyiads, the procession of young women from Athens who every two years went to join the Dionysian revels on Parnassos"--Page 4 of cover.
“The better to execute their accursed project, they arranged a place to which the
child should be brought, and what was to be done — that this should be in a cave
near La Guardia, on the road to Ocaña, on the right-hand side. And thus to ...
Author: Rafael Sabatini
Publisher: Delphi Classics
Rafael Sabatini achieved international fame with swashbuckling tales of romance and adventure, as featured in the bestselling novels ‘Scaramouche’ and ‘Captain Blood’. Fuelled by his passion for history and storytelling genius, Sabatini produced a large and diverse body of works. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Sabatini’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Sabatini’s life and works * Concise introductions to the famous novels and other texts * All 34 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare short story collections, often missed out of collections, including THE JUSTICE OF THE DUKE * The complete CAPTAIN BLOOD tales * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the tales you want to read * Includes Sabatini’s complete non-fiction, including HEROIC LIVES – available in no other collection * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE LOVERS OF YVONNE THE TAVERN KNIGHT BARDELYS THE MAGNIFICENT THE TRAMPLING OF THE LILIES LOVE-AT-ARMS THE SHAME OF MOTLEY ST. MARTIN’S SUMMER MISTRESS WILDING THE LION’S SKIN THE STROLLING SAINT THE GATES OF DOOM THE SEA HAWK THE SNARE SCARAMOUCHE CAPTAIN BLOOD FORTUNE’S FOOL THE CAROLINIAN BELLARION THE FORTUNATE THE NUPTIALS OF CORBAL THE HOUNDS OF GOD THE ROMANTIC PRINCE THE REAPING THE MINION SCARAMOUCHE THE KING-MAKER THE BLACK SWAN THE STALKING HORSE VENETIAN MASQUE CHIVALRY THE LOST KING THE SWORD OF ISLAM THE MARQUIS OF CARABAS COLUMBUS KING IN PRUSSIA THE GAMESTER The Short Story Collections THE JUSTICE OF THE DUKE THE BANNER OF THE BULL CAPTAIN BLOOD RETURNS THE FORTUNES OF CAPTAIN BLOOD TALES OF THE BRETHREN OF THE MAIN TURBULENT TALES MISCELLANEOUS SHORT STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Play THE TYRANT The Non-Fiction THE LIFE OF CESARE BORGIA TORQUEMADA AND THE SPANISH INQUISITION: A HISTORY THE HISTORICAL NIGHTS’ ENTERTAINMENT: SERIES 1 THE HISTORICAL NIGHTS’ ENTERTAINMENT: SERIES 2 THE HISTORICAL NIGHTS’ ENTERTAINMENT: SERIES 3 HEROIC LIVES Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks