Southwest of the Great Polygonal wall of the temple of Apollo at Delphi, stood once the statues of  the 2nd c. AD philosopher and benefactor of many greek cities Herodes Atticus, and the statues of the other members of his family.

Herodes decorated a part of the Stadium of Delphi. The accusations of his brother-in-law, holding him responsible for the death of his wife Regilla, led Herodes to the conclusion that his life resembles a cup of wine:

«Sweetness lifted on top, yet muddy sediments and dregs gathered to the bottom…»

Herodes Atticus bust, from his villa at Kephissia. mid-2nd century – Athens National Archaeological Museum

Herodes Atticus bust, from his villa at Kephissia. 2nd century – National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece.


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