at the ground is useless for growing trees. It is said that to Cirrha...and they say that from Cirrha the place received its modern name. Homer, however, in the Iliad,Hom. Il. 2.520 and similarly in the hymn to Apollo,See HH Apoll. 269, 282, 438. calls the city by its ancient name of Crisa. Afterwards the people of Cirrha behaved wickedly towards Apollo; especially in appropriating some of the god's land.
So the Amphictyons determined to make war on the Cirrhaeans, put Cleisthenes, tyrant of Sicyon, at the head of their army, and brought over Solon from Athens to give them advice. They asked the oracle about victory, and the Pythian priestess replied:—You will not take and throw down the tower of this city,Until on my precinct shall dash the waveOf blue-eyed Amphitrite, roaring over the winedark sea.So Solon induced them to consecrate to the god the territory of Cirrha, in order that the sea might become neighbor to the precinct of Apollo.
Solon invented another trick to outwit the Cir