The Language of Oracular Inquiry in Roman Egypt
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Ripat, Pauline. "The Language of Oracular Inquiry in Roman Egypt." Phoenix 60 (3/4) (Fall - Winter, 2006): 304-328.
The language of oracular inquiries in Roman Egypt changed from Demotic to Greek because of the insistence of the Roman authorities, not, as historians have previously supposed, because of a preference for Greek on the part of priests or inquirers.