That a God is immutable, without Generation, eternal, incorporeal, and has no Subsistence in Place.And such are the requisites for an auditor of the gods. But the necessary discourses proceed as follows: the essences of the gods are neither generated; for eternal natures are without generation; and those beings are eternal who possess a first … Continue reading Sallust, On the Gods and the World, Chapter 2
This post begins with some personal background of why I want to look at Sallust. Its middle section is an exhortation to anyone who may be on the fence about worshipping a God to just try it out without pressure. The final section is a glance at Chapter 1 of Sallust’s On the Gods and … Continue reading Looking at Sallust’s On the Gods and the World (Chapter 1)
Socrates did, in fact, cancel Homer first. Except not. It's complicated.
V. Concerning the first Cause. After this, it is requisite that we should know the first cause, and the orders of gods posterior to the first, together with the nature of the world, of intellect, soul, and essence; likewise that we should speculate providence, fate, and fortune, virtue and vice, and the good and evil … Continue reading Sallust: On the Gods and the Worlds V
XV. Why we honour the Gods, who are not indigent of any thing. From hence we are presented with a solution of the doubts concerning sacrifices and other particulars relative to the cultivation of divinity; for that which is divine is not indigent of any thing. But the honours which we pay to the gods, … Continue reading Sallust, Part II: Remixing ON THE GODS AND THE WORLD XV
When I wrote my last post, I wanted to link to something, but realized that it was on my old blog. It was a remix of On the Gods and the World by Sallust in which I took the open access version of the text and combined it with free-to-use images from the Wikimedia Commons … Continue reading How Sallust Made Me a Hellenist
I thought hard this morning about what my response has been to prior natural disasters, so I went back to the Old KALLISTI to see what I said there. The words I wrote in 2010 — so long ago now — don't completely match my current worldview. For Pagan Values Month (June 2010), I wrote … Continue reading The Natural World, the Gods, and Ethics