Living at the stroke of Zeus, from Anne Carson's translation of Aeschylus's Agamemnom
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.
From a hint in Heraclitus Seminar, P. 31