Friday, April 25, 2014


Punishment for Arboricide

Philostratus, Lives of the Sophists 2.26 (on Heracleides the Lycian, tr. Wilmer Cave Wright):
It is said that for cutting down sacred cedars he was punished by the confiscation of a great part of his estate.

ἱερὰς δὲ λέγεται κέδρους ἐκτεμὼν δημευθῆναι τὸ πολὺ τῆς οὐσίας.


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