The myth of Diomedes, or sectarian zeal and its issues

Bringing them the plague
Blogging Bacon
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7 min readMar 23, 2024

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Image wikimedia. Diomedes attacking Aeneas and Aphrodite

Here’s the myth or fable, as philosopher Francis Bacon relays it in Wisdom of the Ancients. I’ll divide his account into four parts, for ease of explanation.

1. Diomed acquired great glory and honour at the Trojan war, and was highly favoured by Pallas, who encouraged and excited him by no means to spare Venus, if he should casually meet her in fight. He followed the…

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Bringing them the plague
Blogging Bacon

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