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εἰς Δελφοὺς δέ: the δέ seems to oppose its sent. to the preceding: “You say you have no other road to travel; have you ever gone to Delphi?” Delphi was the home of Apollo's most celebrated oracle, on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus in Phocis. The modern village which occupied the site of the ancient Delphi has been purchased and removed; and extensive excavations have been made by French archaeologists. ναῷ: see on iii.8.10. τὸ ‘Γνῶθι σαυτόν’: the famous ‘Know thyself.’ This celebrated saying, variously attributed to Bias, Chilo, and others of the Seven Wise Men, was a favorite one with Socrates, as embodying the essence of his philosophy. Cf. οὐ δύναμαί πω κατὰ τὸ Δελφικὸν γράμμα (inscription) γνῶναι ἐμαυτόν Plato Phaedr. 229 E. Cf. also Cic. Tusc. Disp. i. 22. 52. σχολῇ ἂν ᾔδειν: the neg. effect of σχολῇ (hardly) is well shown in this apod. of an unfulfilled condition. Cf. iii.14.3.
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