1.Relating to divination or prophecy.
‘Suggests that intoxicating nectar may have inspired the mantic states of maenads and the Delphic oracle in ancient Greece.’
‘By watching snakes, Polyidus goes on to divine a way to bring the boy back to life, teaches him his mantic art, and then, as he is leaving Crete, unteaches him by getting him to spit into his mouth.′
‘While the early Greeks emphasised mantic or inspired behaviour, it was never practised by Romans.′
‘If it is not quite the sign of its realisation, the plague-stricken town is the mantic diagram of power through which the Renaissance might glimpse the panoptic society to come.’