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Summary

Platean Tripod - Serpent Column

Class:

  • Relief, votiv stone or altar
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Altar of the Chians at Delphi

Temple of Apollo.

Temple of Apollo, Delphi

Temple of Apollo, Delphi

Daochos Monument

Votive statuary group.

Pillar of Prusias, Delphi

Prusias monument at Delphi.

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Greeks offered this tripod as a votum to the oracle of Delphi, after the victory over the Persians in 479 B C. Later it was moved to Constantinople ca 330 AD. Platean tripod was described by, Herodotus, Thucydides, Demosthenes, Diodorus Siculus, Pausanias, Cornelius Nepos, and Plutarch.