Sunday, January 29, 2017


True God and True Man

Lucian, Dialogues of the Dead 16.4 (Diogenes to Heracles; tr. M.D. Macleod):
That's difficult to understand, two Heracleses in a compound, unless you were man and god fused together, like horse and man in a Centaur.

οὐκ ἔστι μαθεῖν τοῦτο ῥᾴδιον, συνθέτους δύο ὄντας Ἡρακλέας, ἐκτὸς εἰ μὴ ὥσπερ ἱπποκένταυρός τις ἦτε εἰς ἓν συμπεφυκότες ἄνθρωπός τε καὶ θεός.

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