Quite unable as he was to decide the question, it seemed best to him to consult the gods; and he accordingly brought two victims to the altar and proceeded to offer sacrifice to King Zeus, the very god that the oracle at Delphi had prescribed for him;1 and it was likewise from this god, as he believed, that the dream2 came which he had at the time when he took the first steps toward assuming a share in the charge of the army.
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