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A method of divination performed by examining the liver of a freshly-killed animal.
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HEPATOSCOPY. From the genitive hēpatos of Gr. hēpar, “liver,” and skopeo, “to look at” This was divination based on the examination of the liver of a slain animal. It was a widespread custom among the Babylonians, Greeks, and Romans by which pagan priests ascertained guidance and prognostication. The
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