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This page is part of the "tools" section of a site, Plato and his dialogues, dedicated to developing a new interpretation of Plato's dialogues. The "tools" section provides historical and geographical context (chronology, maps, entries on characters and locations) for Socrates, Plato and their time. By clicking on the minimap at the beginning of the entry, you can go to a full size map in which the city or location appears. For more information on the structure of entries and links available from them, read the notice at the beginning of the index of persons and locations.
City of Epirus (area
Dodona was said to be the most ancient oracle in Greece (see Herodotus' Histories, II, 52-57). The oracle was dedicated to Zeus, who was supposed to speak through the rustling of the leaves of an oak (Odyssey, XIV, 327-330 ; XIX, 296-299). Plato alludes to this tradition at Phædrus, 275b .