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  1. Aug 2017
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    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 Midas too made an offering

      1.14. Midas of Gordion also made offerings at Delphi, most notably a royal seat or throne.

    3. Gyges sent many offerings to Delphi

      1.14. Gyges dedicates golden and silver offerings at Delphi, including six golden bowls.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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).