General - Divination by random opening of a book. 'Sortes Biblicae' refers to this practice when the Bible was used. 'Sortes Homericae' involved the use of a text by this poet, such as his Odyssey. 'Sortes Prenestinae' involves scattering letters of the alphabet from a jar and using words so found as prophetic. 'Sortes Sibyllinae' involves drawing verses of prophecy from a jar or throwing dice to choose such verses. 'Sortes Virgilianae' refers to the practice when the book used was Virgil's Aeneid. In some accounts, referred to as sortes, bibliomancy, bibliomancy or rhapsodomancy.

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