But, when thou hast laid thy mother in the earth, then go, my son, to Delphi, and inquire of the oracle what thou shalt do next."
After performing this last sorrowful duty, he set forth alone, and took the road towards the famous oracle of Delphi, as Telephassa had advised him.
Having been sent to Delphi
with a large sum of gold for distribution among the citizens, he was so provoked at their covetousness that he refused to divide the money, and sent it back to his master.
More suspicious is the statement that Socrates received the first impulse to his favourite calling of cross-examining the world from the Oracle of Delphi
; for he must already have been famous before Chaerephon went to consult the Oracle (Riddell), and the story is of a kind which is very likely to have been invented.
CREON Abroad; he started, so he told us, bound For Delphi
, but he never thence returned.
The dry-room, this pantheon, this sanctum sanctorum of the tulip-fancier, was, as Delphi
of old, interdicted to the profane uninitiated.
After the contest at Chalcis, Hesiod went to Delphi
and there was warned that the `issue of death should overtake him in the fair grove of Nemean Zeus.' Avoiding therefore Nemea on the Isthmus of Corinth, to which he supposed the oracle to refer, Hesiod retired to Oenoe in Locris where he was entertained by Amphiphanes and Ganyetor, sons of a certain Phegeus.
They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi
and Dodona never gave.
Nothing to us, I replied; but to Apollo, the God of Delphi
, there remains the ordering of the greatest and noblest and chiefest things of all.
So Herodotus recounts that when the people of Cyrene asked the oracle of Delphi
to help them in their dissensions, the oracle told them to go to Mantinea, and the Mantineans lent them Demonax, who acted as a "setter straight" and drew up a new constitution for Cyrene.
Beebe reminded her that Constantinople was still unlikely, and that the Miss Alans only aimed at Athens, "with Delphi
, perhaps, if the roads are safe." But this made no difference to her enthusiasm.
Banks and tariffs, the newspaper and caucus, Methodism and Unitarianism, are flat and dull to dull people, but rest on the same foundations of wonder as the town of Troy and the temple of Delphi
, and are as swiftly passing away.