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Mars, when guilty of homicide, and set free from the charge of murder by the Athenians through favour, lest he should ap
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"Mars, when guilty of homicide, and set free from the charge of murder by the Athenians through favour, lest he should appear to be too fierce and savage, committed adultery with Venus"

- Lactantius

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This quote from Lactantius is describing a mythological story from Ancient Greece. According to the story, Mars, the god of war, was accused of murder and was released from the charge by the Athenians out of favor. However, in order to appear less intense and savage, Mars devoted adultery with Venus, the goddess of love. This story is likely meant to show the power of love over war, as Mars was willing to devote a criminal activity in order to appear less violent. It also serves as a warning against the threats of favoritism, as the Athenians were willing to neglect a criminal activity in order to reveal favor to Mars. This quote from Lactantius is a suggestion of the power of love and the risks of favoritism, and works as a cautionary tale for readers.

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