(1) The oracle who is always consulted and cited on this subject is the celebrated Montesquieu.(2) Legend holds that he was the son of Apollo, the Hellenic god of music and learning, and his birth was foretold by the oracle at Delphi.(3) My friendly handyman said no problem with that either, agreed on a price for both and said he'd probably be over on Tuesday but he'd phone and confirm that once he'd consulted his oracle , namely his work book.(4) The oracle 's prophesy declares that Athens will one day conquer Thebes.(5) I decided to consult the oracle of all things, the industry expert that is not me.(6) In the trial of Socrates, as described by Plato, the oracle at Delphi proclaimed that there is no one wiser than Socrates.(7) He is represented with a bow, and is linked to the laurel tree, the leaves of which were used by his priestess at the oracle of Delphi.(8) Another time Rutilianus consulted the oracle on the choice of a wife.(9) As Plutarch, who wrote a treatise on it early in the second century AD, was priest of a Delphi that was still busy with private and ritual enquiries, it is clear that the real subject was the oracle 's loss of authority in political affairs.(10) Over the portal at the oracle in Delphi, Apollo's temple, there were two sayings - ├ö├ç├┐Know thyself├ö├ç├û and ├ö├ç├┐Nothing too much├ö├ç├û.(11) The mass media had appropriated the role of the historian as the oracle of the nation.(12) This is not to say that I rely solely on the oracle 's advice.(13) Convinced, the Chorus of women advises that the oracle of Apollo is the only person who can help Orestes.(14) Instead of the physicist, they consult an oracle .(15) he reigned supreme as the Colonial Office's oracle on Africa(16) The oracle was consulted by Achilles, Heracles and other mythological heroes.