[179b] and without doubt what Homer calls a ““fury inspired””1 by a god in certain heroes is the effect produced on lovers by Love's peculiar power.“Furthermore, only such as are in love will consent to die for others; not merely men will do it, but women too. Sufficient witness is borne to this statement before the people of Greece by Alcestis, daughter of Pelias, who alone was willing to die for her husband, though he had both father
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