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Chapter XV.—Wickedness of the Gods.

“But I return to the foremost doctrine of the Greeks, that which states in stories10371037    μυθολογοῦσαν. that there are gods many, and subject to all kinds of passions.  And not to spend much time upon things that are clear, referring to the impious deeds of every one of those who are called gods, I could not tell all their amours; those of Zeus and Poseidon, of Pluto and Apollo, of Dionysus and Hercules, and of them all singly.10381038    [See Homily V. 11–15, and comp. Recognitions, x. 20.—R.]  And of these you are yourselves not ignorant, and have been taught their manners of life, being instructed in the Grecian learning, that, as competitors with the gods, you might do like things.


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