“You concur then,” I said, “this as our second
norm or canon for speech and poetry about the gods,—that they are
neither wizards in shape-shifting nor do they mislead us by falsehoods in
words or deed?” “I concur.” “Then,
though there are many other things that we praise in Homer, this we will not
applaud, the sending of the dream by ZeusHom. Il. 2.1-34. This apparent attribution of
falsehood to Zeus was an “Homeric problem” which
some solved by a change of accent from DI/DOMEN to DIDO/MEN. Cf.
1462 a 22. to Agamemnon, nor shall we
approve of Aeschylus when his ThetisCf.
Aeschylus Frag. 350. Possibly from the *(/OPLWN KPI/SIS. avers that