Book Review: Divination in the ancient world, from Plato to the Neoplatonists by way of Aristotle and the Stoics

The word “divination” conjures mystical overtones, the existence of paranormal powers to access a divine realm, something that nowadays is the hallmark of cheap psychics in places like New York’s Greenwich Village, and whose activities are rightly relegated to the category of pseudoscience. And it is…