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  1. Feb 2014
    1. He was the second of his family to make an offering to Delphi (after recovering from his illness) of a great silver bowl on a stand of welded iron

      1.25. Alyattes also makes a dedication at Delphi, as a thank-offering for recovery from an illness: another precious-metal bowl.

    2. for eleven years

      1.18. The chronology is confused, but the Landmark Herodotus suggests 610-598 BC (p. 12).

    3. the Lydians and Milesians ended the war and agreed to be friends and allies

      1.22. The Lydians and Milesians end the war and enter into an alliance. One might treat this agreement as the result of personal negotiations between the tyrant of Miletus and the Lydian king.

    4. he heard an account contrary to his expectations

      1.22. Alyattes receives the report of the herald he sent to Thrasybulus. The herald, fooled by Thrasybulus' strategem, indicates that the Milesians have plenty of supplies.

    5. offering to make a truce with Thrasybulus and the Milesians

      1.21. Alyattes offers to make a truce with the Milesians while he rebuilds the temple that was burned.

    6. Periander son of Cypselus, a close friend of the Thrasybulus who then was sovereign of Miletus, learned what reply the oracle had given to Alyattes, and sent a messenger to tell Thrasybulus

      1.20. Periander, tyrant of Corinth, passes on the oracle's response to Alyattes to his fellow tyrant Thrasybulus of Miletus.

    7. But when the messengers came to Delphi, the Pythian priestess would not answer them before they restored the temple of Athena at Assesos in the Milesian territory,

      1.19. The Pythia refuses to answer the question about the illness until the Lydians rebuild the temple of Athena at Assesos.

    8. Alyattes fell ill; and, as his sickness lasted longer than it should, he sent to Delphi to inquire of the oracle

      1.19. Alyattes, king of Lydia, consults the Delphic oracle about a persistent illness. The Landmark Herodotus suggests that this may have taken place ca. 598 BC (p. 12).

    9. Alyattes, who waged war against Deioces' descendant Cyaxares and the Medes

      1.16. Alyattes, king of Lydia, wages ware against the Medes under Cyaxares, probably in the late 7th or early 6th c. BC.