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" Will he in that event change himself into something better and nobler or into something worse and less noble than himself? "
" If he change at all," he replied, " it must be for the worse; for, I suppose, we shall never say that God is wanting in beauty or excellence."
" Your statement is right beyond question," I said. "And this being so, do you think, Adeimantus, that any one, whether god or man, would, of his own free will, change for the worse?"
" Impossible," he replied.
" It is therefore," I said, " impossible for God to desire to transform himself, but, as it seems, every god, being supremely beautiful and excellent, con• tinues absolutely and forever in his own shape."
" The conclusion can not be denied, I think."
" Then," said I, " my excellent friend, let none of our poets tell us that

'Gods in the likeness of strangers who come from far-away countries
Take all manner of forms and wander from city to city.'

And let no one belie Proteus and Thetis, nor let any one, either in tragedy or other poetry, introduce Hera disguised as a priestess collecting alms ` for the life-giving children of the Argive river Inachus.' And many other such lies they must be prohibited from telling us. And again, let not the mothers persuaded by these poets frighten the children with hurtful stories, telling them that there are gods who wander about by night in the likeness of strangers

30. Odyssey, xvii, 485.

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