p with Eurytus, he went to Amyclae and was purified by Deiphobus, son of
Hippolytus.Compare Diod. 4.31.4ff.;
Scholiast on Hom. Il. v.392. But being afflicted with a dire
disease on account of the murder of Iphitus he went to Delphi and inquired how he might be rid of the disease. As the
Pythian priestess answered him not by oracles, he was fain to plunder the temple, and,
carrying off the tripod, to institute an oracle of his own. But Apollo fought him,As to t 9.29(43); Cicero, De natura deorum iii.16.42; Hyginus, Fab.
32; Serv. Verg. A. 8.300. The subject was often
represented in ancient art; for example, it was sculptured in the gable of the Treasury
of the Siphnians at Delphi; the principal
pieces of the sculpture were discovered by the French in their excavation of the
sanctuary. See E. Bourguet, Les ruines de Delphes （Paris,
1914）, pp. 76ff., and Frazer, commentary on Pausanias, vol. v.