"You mention the appearance—a 'sudden'
appearance it was—of a crown of wild herbs on the
head of Lysander's statue at Delphi.1
And do you think the crown of herbs appeared
before their seeds were formed? Besides, the wild
herbs, in my opinion, came from seeds brought by
birds and were not planted by human agency.
Again, imagination can make anything on top of a
head look like a crown. 'At the same time,' you
say, ' the golden stars in the temple of Castor and
Pollux at Delphi fell down and were nowhere to
That appears to me to have been the
work of thieves rather than of gods.