The second, a riff on the classical injunction from the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, is “Know thy ancestors, know thyself.”
Not surprisingly, Delphi hit the wall early, entering Chapter 11 in the fall of 2005.
He bade his messenger ask the oracle at Delphi what he was doing while they were inquiring.
Ctesippus said: Quite so, Euthydemus, that is to say, if he who drinks is as big as the statue of Delphi.
Olympus among the Greeks was made the centre of the earth, and afterwards the temple of Delphi.
For I shall adduce to you the god at Delphi as a witness of my wisdom, if I have any, and of what it is.
Delphi replied: The god would give no answer till the temple was rebuilt.
After this Agis came to Delphi and offered as a sacrifice a tenth of the spoil.
Later, Praxiteles made of her a statue of gold, which was set up at Delphi between those of two kings.
So he traveled to Delphi and questioned the oracle as to what he should do.