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Ancient statues

Tyche of Antioch

Eutychides of Sicyon, Tyche of Antioch, a gilded image of the Tyche of the city, seated above the river Orontes, and crowned by the kings Seleukos and Antiochos. Α work in bronze representing the presiding destiny of the city of Antioch on the Orontes

Ancient oracles

Oracle of Apollo at Daphne

Oracle of Daphne, near Antioch in Syria. A very late oracle, and of no good repute. The prophetic fountain had here the name of Castalia, and a bay-tree grew close by. Hadrian obtained fiom this oracle a prophecy that he should be emperor; but on his becoming such in reality, he destroyed the fountain, lest any one else should draw from it a similar augury. Julian attempted to restore it, but the temple was burnt down (accidentally, it seems) during the struggle which he waged against the Christians, and this practically meant the end of the oracle. (Strabo, xv. p. 750; C. I. G. 1693; Sozom. Hist. Eccles. v. 19; Amm. Marcell. xxii. 12, 8.)

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