How to use Sortes in a sentence
But Praeneste was chiefly famed for its great temple of Fortune and for its oracle, in connexion with the temple, known as the "Praenestine lots" (sortes praenestinae) .
Another popular work of his was Les Visites charitables pour toutes sortes de personnes afligees (1669) .
Somewhat different are the omens drawn from books; in ancient times the poets were often consulted, more especially Virgil, whence the name sortes virgilianae, just as the Bible is used for drawing texts in our own day, especially in Germany.
Among the Greeks and Romans the practice was known under the name of sortes Homericae or sortes Virgilianae, the books consulted being those of Homer or Virgil.Advertisement