Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Freedom of Religion

Homer, Iliad 2.400-401 (tr. A.T. Murray, rev. William F. Wyatt):
And they made sacrifice to the gods who are for ever, one to one god, another to another,
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.
Cowper catches the drift (emphasis added):
                                             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.

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