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Oracle of Zeus at Dodona, Greece

Though it

never eclipsed the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, Dodona gained a reputation far

beyond Greece. In the Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes, a retelling of an

older story of Jason and the Argonauts, Jason’s ship, the “Argo”, had

the gift of prophecy, because it contained an oak timber spirited from Dodona.

In c. 290

BCE, King Pyrrhus made Dodona the religious capital of his domain and

beautified it by implementing a series of construction projects (i.e. grandly

rebuilt the Temple of Zeus, developed many other buildings, added a festival

featuring athletic games, musical contests, and drama enacted in a theatre). A

wall was built around the oracle itself and the holy tree, as well as temples

to Dione and Heracles.


Temples and other buildings of ancient Greece. via Ancient Greece – Buildings

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