His analysis of Piety — to take that first — was more or less as follows:“Tell me, Euthydemus, what sort of thing is Piety, in your opinion?”“A very excellent thing, to be sure,” he replied.“Can you say what sort of man is pious?”“He who worships the gods, I think.”“May a man worship the gods according to his own will and pleasure?”“No, there are laws to be observed in worshipping the gods!”
Xenophon. Xenophon in Seven Volumes, 4. E. C. Marchant. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA; William Heinemann, Ltd., London. 1923.
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