Saturday, January 08, 2011
Tantum Religio Potuit Suadere Malorum
I believe that people here, themselves murderous, ascribe their own fault to the goddess. None of the gods, I think, is wicked.It still happens today that some ascribe their own murderous impulses to a god.
τοὺς δ᾽ ἐνθάδ᾽, αὐτοὺς ὄντας ἀνθρωποκτόνους,
ἐς τὴν θεὸν τὸ φαῦλον ἀναφέρειν δοκῶ·
οὐδένα γὰρ οἶμαι δαιμόνων εἶναι κακόν.