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BOOK II

" Then there is no place in God for the lying poet."
" I do not think there is."
" But will he lie through fear of his enemies?"
" Far from it."
" Or because he has friends who are foolish or mad? "
" NO," he said, " no fool or madman is a friend of God."
" Then there is no reason why God should lie."
" There is none."
" Then the superhuman and divine nature is altogether incapable of falsehood."
" Undoubtedly," he said.
" Then God is a being absolutely simple and true both in word and deed ; he does not change in himself or deceive others, either by phantoms, or by words, or by the sending of portents, whether in waking or in sleeping vision."
" While you are speaking," he said, "I am, myself at least, satisfied in my own mind that your words are true."
" You agree then," I said, " that here we have a second principle in accordance with which no one either in ordinary speech or in poetry shall represent the gods as enchanters who transform themselves and mislead by falsehoods, either in word or action ? "
" I agree."
" While then we praise many other things in Homer, we shall not commend that passage which recounts the sending of the dream by Zeus to

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