Astragalo, Greek and Roman Art of Divination for the iPhone and iPad
June 8, 2011 in Games
[prMac.com] Rome, Italy - Independent app developer Giampiero Rossi is glad to introduce the update to Astragalo for iOS. The Astragalomancy, Astragalomanteia in Latin, also known as Astragyromancy or Cleromancy, is an ancient Greek and Roman art of divination, performed by rolling dice. According to a Greek myth known thanks to the Proverbs Zenobia, first century A.D., it is said that Athena invented this art.
Near the altar of Aphrodite Ourania in Athens, marked astragali have been found, suggesting Astragalomancy was performed near the altar after about 500 BC. The emperor Tiberius often went to see the Oracle of Geryon at the Baths of Abano, where a priest foresaw the future by three golden dice. The systems in use in Roman times then passed in the Middle Ages.
Now with this modern version, you can consult the oracle and seek advice from the gods. Think and ask a question, shake your iPhone or your iPad and see the response. If you like dice games and prophecies, Astragalo is your app!
New in Version 1.1:
* Now you can play and ask a question also with your iPad
* English, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Russian
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 0.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Astragalo is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available from the iTunes App Store, in the Games category.
Giampiero Rossi is an Italian application developer, based in Rome. Copyright (C) 2011 Giampiero Rossi. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.