Plutarch on the Delay of the Deity in Punishing the Wicked

Plutarch on the Delay of the Deity in Punishing the Wicked

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... might say in our day, by a kind of homwopathy: similia similibus curantur. 3. (P. 28). Zxaaroc.... mravpriv. Reference is here made 120 the case of malefactors who were condemned to die by crucifixion. A part of their punishment consisted in being required to carry their own cross to the place of execution. This passage of Plutarch is a locus class1Icus, in proof of the existence of such a custom (Lips. de Cruce, 2. 5), and confirms what the Evangelists assume as true relative to this point in their history of the crucifixion of the Saviour. (Matt. xxvii. 32; Mark xv. 21; Luke xxiii. 26; John xix. 17.) See "Crucifixion," in Smith's Dictionary of the Bible. 7. perapehelar = regrets; psrdvolav = repentance and reformation, cf. above, VI. So in New Testament, para/.I.s)1''Eieu' is used to express the regrets and remorse of Judas, while nereuom expresses genuine repentance. 12. iixpts.... 6S5nv. Reiske finds in this passage an allusion to the early Christian martyrs, who were sometimes put to death in a manner similar to what is described here, in the persecutions under the Roman emperors. We should not be authorized, however, to infer this merely from the mode of execution, since this does not seem to have been peculiar to the Christians, but common to them with others who were held to be atrocious offenders. Plato alludes to a similar punishment, which he expresses by the word ara'rrrr1-centso'3_ij. Gorg. 473, c. The earliest explicit allusions to the sufferings of the Christians which occur in our classical authors, are those, of Tacitus, Annal. xv. 44, and of Suetonius in Nerone, c. 16. It is generally supposed that J nvenal also refers to Christians (Serm. 1. 146-8), but the terms there are toshow more

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