Thursday, November 24, 2011
Living at the stroke of Zeus, from Anne Carson's translation of Aeschylus's Agamemnom, 367-384.
People talk about "the stroke of Zeus."
Trace the meaning.
Zeus acts as Zeus ordains.
Do you think the gods ignore a man who steps on holy things?

That man is impious
whose daring goes beyond justice,
who packs his house with wealth in excess.
Now me, I'm a moderate person.
But a man of excess has no shelter.
He kicks the altar of Justice out of sight.

Pp. 23-4
From a hint in Heraclitus Seminar, P. 31.
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