Tuesday, April 14, 2015
An Impartial God
Alike to all is the god of war, and lo, he slayeth him that would slay.Cicero, Letters to Friends 6.4.1 (tr. D.R. Shackleton Bailey):
ξυνὸς Ἐνυάλιος, καί τε κτανέοντα κατέκτα.
In every war the God of Battles fights in both ranks, and the outcome of a battle is always in doubt.
nam cum omnis belli Mars communis et cum semper incerti exitus proeliorum sunt...