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3. But He did not permit men to make supplication to the lesser gods. Do you, then, know who are, or where are the lesser gods? Has mistrust of them, or the way in which they were mentioned, ever touched you, so that you are justly indignant that their worship has been done away with and deprived of all honour?34103410    It seems necessary for the sake of the argument to read this interrogatively, but in all the edd. the sentence ends without any mark of interrogation. But if haughtiness of mind and arrogance,34113411    Typhus—τῦφος. as it is called by the Greeks, did not stand in your way and hinder you, you might long ago have been able to understand what He forbade to be done, or wherefore; within what limits He would have true religion lie;34123412    Lit., “He chose…to stand.” what danger arose to you from that which you thought obedience? or from what evils you would escape if you broke away from your dangerous delusion.


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