Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Freedom of Religion
And they made sacrifice to the gods who are for ever, one to one god, another to another,Cowper catches the drift (emphasis added):
with the prayer that they might escape from death and the tumult of war.
ἄλλος δ᾿ ἄλλῳ ἔρεζε θεῶν αἰειγενετάων,
εὐχόμενος θάνατόν τε φυγεῖν καὶ μῶλον Ἄρηος.
Next, his God
Each man invoked (of the Immortals him
Whom he preferr'd) with sacrifice and prayer
For safe escape from danger and from death.