CHAP. 88.—TREES PLANTED BY AGAMEMNON THE FIRST YEAR OF THE
TROJAN WAR: OTHER TREES WHICH DATE FROM THE TIME THAT
THE PLACE WAS CALLED ILIUM, ANTERIOR TO THE TROJAN WAR.
There are some authors, too, who state that a plane-tree at
Delphi was planted by the hand of Agamemnon, as also another
at Caphyæ, a sacred grove in Arcadia. At the present day,
facing the city of Ilium, and close to the Hellespont, there are
trees growing over the tomb1
of Protesilaiis there, which, in
all ages since that period, as soon as they have grown of sufficient height to behold Ilium, have withered away, and then
begun to flourish again. Near the city, at the tomb of Ilus,
there are some oaks2
which are said to have been planted
there when the place was first known by the name of Ilium.