Monday, January 10, 2011

Boothby: Hercules and Plutus

The honours that are bought and sold
The brave in detestation hold.
Alcides, for his labours past,
Was into Heaven receiv'd at last.
The Gods saluting, still his eye
From Plutus turn'd; Jove ask'd him why?
"I hate the God who virtue scorns,"
Says he, "and all with gold suborns."

Source: Boothby - Phaedrus 4.12.

(image source: Hercules)

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