Visiting the Oracle: An Immersive Experience

One challenge in teaching ancient religion is that you need to evoke the kinds of experiences that are profoundly unfamiliar.

Esther Eidinow and a team of Bristol students have used 360-degree video to give their audience a sense of what it might have been like to consult an Ancient Greek oracle.

Visiting the Oracle: An Immersive Experience is intended as a teaching resource. It consists of four short films that re-enact historical oracular consultations at the ancient Greek oracle of Zeus and Dione, at Dodona in Epirus. The films can be viewed separately or as one, longer film (‘in one film‘).

This immersive version of oracular consultation is the beginning of a larger project: if you have feedback about these films or want to learn more about the project, please email esther.eidinow@bristol.ac.uk

 

 

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