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Epictetus, Discourses (ed. George Long), book 1 (search)
nd takes no forethought about any thing; a third class say that such a being exists and exercises forethought, but only about great things and heavenly things, and about nothing on the earth; a fourth class say that a divine being exercises forethought both about things on the earth and heavenly things, but in a general way only, and not about things severally. There is a fifth class to whom Ulysses and Socrates belong, who say: I move not without thy knowledgeThe line is from the prayer of Ulysses to Athena: Hear me child of Zeus, thou who standest by me always in all dangers, nor do I even move without thy knowledge. Socrates said that the gods know everything, what is said and done and thought (Xenophon, Mem. i. 1, 19). Compare Cicero, De Nat. Deorum, i. 1, 2; and Dr. Price's Dissertation on Providence, sect. i. Epictetus enumerates the various opinions about the gods in antient times. The reader may consult the notes in Schweighaeuser's edition. The opinions about God among modern
P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (ed. Brookes More), Book 14, line 223 (search)
us Trojan, Venus' son, Aeneas, whom I call no more a foe, I warn you now: avoid the shores of Circe. “We moored our ship beside that country too; but, mindful of the dangers we had run with Laestrygons and cruel Polyphemus, refused to go ashore. Ulysses chose some men by lot and told them to seek out a roof which he had seen among the trees. The lot took me, then staunch Polytes next, Eurylochus, Elpenor fond of wine, and eighteen more and brought us to the walls of Circe's dwelling. “As we dreo suffered a like change (charms have such power!) I was prisoned in a stye. “We saw Eurylochus alone avoid our swinish form, for he refused the cup. If he had drained it, I should still remain one of a bristly herd. Nor would his news have made Ulysses sure of our disaster and brought a swift avenger of our fate. “Peace bearing Hermes gave him a white flower from a black root, called Moly by the gods. With this protection and the god's advice he entered Circe's hall and, as she gave the treac
P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (ed. Arthur Golding), Book 14, line 609 (search)
single stand, It should have nothing (saving leaves) to bee desyred: and Ageine if that the vyne which ronnes uppon the Elme had nat The tree to leane unto, it should uppon the ground ly flat. Yit art not thou admonisht by example of this tree To take a husband, neyther doost thou passe to maryed bee. But would to God thou wouldest. Sure Queene Helen never had Mo suters, nor the Lady that did cause the battell mad Betweene the halfbrute Centawres and the Lapythes, nor the wyfe Of bold Ulysses whoo was eeke ay fearefull of his lyfe, Than thou shouldst have. For thousands now (even now most cheefly when Thou seemest suters to abhorre) desyre thee, both of men, And Goddes and halfgoddes, yea and all the fayryes that doo dwell In Albane hilles. But if thou wilt bee wyse, and myndest well To match thy self, and wilt give eare to this old woman heere, (To whom thou more than to them all art (trust mee) leef and deere, And more than thou thyself beleevst) the common matches flee, And