neither need we concern ourselves
with eluding their observation.1
they do exist and pay heed, we know and hear of them only from such
discourses and from the poets who have described their pedigrees. But these
same authorities tell us that the gods are capable of being persuaded and
swerved from their course by ‘sacrifice and soothing
vows’ and dedications. We must believe them in both or neither.
And if we are to believe them, the thing to do is to commit injustice and