Zeus Scolding Ares (From Homer)

Zeus scolding Ares (from Homer’s Iliad)

“You shifty hypocrite, don’t come whining to me. I hate you
more than any other god on Olympus. Rivalry, war, fighting–
these are the breath of life to you. Your mother Hera too has
the same headstrong and ungovernable temper.”

  • From The Iliad by Homer (Book 5, approximately line 890), translated by E. V. Rieu and edited by Peter Jones (Penguin Classics edition, 2014)


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