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    Kanto Kanrei Member Marshal Murat's Avatar
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    While I know that Delphi was the site of Apollo's games and his oracle, but that's it. I'm doing research on the city and all during the Greek Wars, and I was wondering if you guys had any more information about the city and her participation.
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    Hi Marshall
    I visited Delphi in 1967 as part of an educational trip. I was a 15 year old school boy at the time and recall being more interested in girls than the finer points of Greek history!! However, I do recall that it was an impressive site and the overall impression was that it was a special, mystical place. The pronoucements of the oracle must have carried real weight at the time and it is difficult for us in the modern age to really understand the power and importance of the prophercies. It felt like a place above politics and respected from all sides - reality might have been different but the respect paid to the site suggests it.
    40 years on, those feelings on strength and importance still remain, so they must have made an impact on an impressionable 15 year old
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    It's something.
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    Very interesting place. Look on the greek tourist board should giv u a little more.

    It held the oracle, loads of temples and a very high running track
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    Default Re: The city of Delphi

    I wasn't ever under the impression it was a city as such, with any direct political and military power. More a cluster of temples and areas for the Games, most of the time probably surrounded by related (temporary) residences.
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