================================================== Ruins of Delphi Delphi lies in Greece about seventy miles north west of Athens close to the Gulf of Corinth. In the time of Socrates it was the supreme oracle in all of Greece and was considered to be the center of the earth. It is worthy of note that Delphi provided a common meeting-place for the all too individualistic (and isolated) city-states of Greece. Though without the power to enforce its pronouncements it was the closest thing to a Vatican found in the classical Greek world. Like E. F. Hutton, when the Delphic Oracle talked people listened!

Right: View of Apollo's Temple at Delphi
Photo: Louise Kames