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Mithridates and the Oracle of Hystaspes: Some dating issues

  • VICENTE DOBRORUKA (a1)

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The dating of the so-called Oracle of Hystaspes or its Vorlage has for long been a major problem among scholars. This article attempts to articulate some issues present in the Oracle and similar or identical ones known to have been used in Mthridates’ VI Eupator propaganda. This can help not only dating the Oracle itself but also solve dating problems in Persian apocalyptic texts, whose dating may be pushed backwards.

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Mithridates and the Oracle of Hystaspes: Some dating issues

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