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City of Phocis on Mt. Parnassus, stories of its foundation.
- Lycorea: Perseus Encyclopedia
Situated above Delphi is Lycoreia, on which place, above the temple,
the Delphians were established in earlier times. But now they live close to the
temple, round the Castalian fountain. (9.3.3)
- Perseus: Strabo, Geography
A fruitful land and fair but now submerged beneath a wilderness of
rising waves, 'Twixt Oeta and Aonia, Phocis lies, where through the clouds Parnassus'
summits twain point upward to the stars, unmeasured height, save which the rolling
billows covered all: there in a small and fragile boat, arrived, Deucalion and
the consort of his couch, prepared to worship the Corycian Nymphs, the mountain
deities, and Themis kind, who in that age revealed in oracles the voice of fate.
As he no other lived so good and just, as she no other feared the Gods.
- Perseus: P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (ed. Brookes More), Diluvium. Deucalion et Pyrrha.
So this part of the barbarian army marched as I have said, and others
set forth with guides for the temple at Delphi, keeping Parnassus on their right.
These, too, laid waste to every part of Phocis which they occupied, burning the
towns of the Panopeans and Daulii and Aeolidae. The purpose of their parting from
the rest of the army and marching this way was that they might plunder the temple
at Delphi and lay its wealth before Xerxes, who (as I have been told) had better
knowledge of the most notable possessions in the temple than of what he had left
in his own palace, chiefly the offerings of Croesus son of Alyattes; so many had
always spoken of them.
When the Delphians learned all this, they were very much afraid, and
in their great fear they inquired of the oracle whether they should bury the sacred
treasure in the ground or take it away to another country. The god told them to
move nothing, saying that he was able to protect what belonged to him. Upon hearing
that, the Delphians took thought for themselves. They sent their children and
women overseas to Achaia. Most of the men went up to the peaks of Parnassus and
carried their goods into the Corycian cave, but some escaped
to Amphissa in Locris. In short, all the Delphians left the town save sixty men
and the prophet.
- Perseus: Herodotus, The Histories (ed. A. D. Godley)
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