Baucis and Philemon

David Drake translates Ovid’s retelling of this touching Greek myth.

Acts 14:10-12 says that the Greeks started wondering whether Barnabas was Zeus and Paul was Hermes, after they witnessed these apostles doing some miracles. This is the kind of story that the Greeks were thinking about: Zeus and Hermes wandering around in the mortal world to do wonders, and to deal out what both virtuous and evil mortals deserve.

And of course, Paul once wrote a letter to a guy named Philemon….


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