reed to have done as Croesus suggested.
“But pray tell me, Croesus,” he resumed,Croesus and the Pythian oracle “what has come of your responses from the oracle at Delphi? For it is said that Apollo has received much service from you and that everything that you do is done in obedience to him.”
“I would it were so, Cyrus,” he answe that they are mistrusted, they have no love for those who mistrust them.
However, as he knew even about the gross absurdities I was engaged in, far as I was from Delphi,See Index, s.v. Croesus, note. I then sent to him to inquire if I should have male issue.
And at first he did not even answer me; but when I had at last propitiatfe most happily; and he answered me:‘Knowing thyself, O Croesus—thus shalt thou live and be happy.’There is a reference to the famous inscription on the temple at Delphi—gnw=qi seauto/n.
And when I heard this response, I was glad; for I thought that it was the easiest task in the world that he was laying upon me as th