The Sibylline Oracles ~ pdf

THE SIBYLLINE ORACLES
TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK INTO ENGLISH BLANK VERSE BY
MILTON S. TERRY

Available to read:  http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/sib/sib.pdf

As the translator notes, this collection should more properly titled ‘the Pseudo-Sibylline Oracles’. The original Sibylline Books were closely-guarded oracular scrolls written by prophetic priestesses (the Sibylls) in the Etruscan and early Roman Era as far back as the 6th Century B.C.E. These books were destroyed, partially in a fire in 83 B.C.E., and finally burned by order of the Roman General Flavius Stilicho (365-408 C.E.)