Early Church Fathers
541 Isa. lxvi. 24.
542 Matt. viii. 11 f.
543 Chap. lxxxviii. cii.
544 Ps. xxxii. 2.
545 The last sentence is very dubious. For panti anqrwpinon noun read panti anqrwpw ton noun. For poihshte read pisteushte. And lastly, for to hmwn read ton Ihsoun.[But there is no doubt about the touching beauty of this close; and truly Trypho seems "not far from the kingdom of God." Note the marvellous knowledge of the Old Testament Scriptures, which Justin had acquired, and which he could use in conversation. His quotations from the Psalms, memoriter, are more accurate than others. See Kaye, p. 141.]
546 Potter would here read liparou, "elegant" [ironically for effeminate]; but the above reading is defended by Sylburg, on the ground that shepherds were so greatly despised, that this is not too hard an epithet to apply to Paris.
547 Of the many attempts to amend this clause, there seems to be none satisfactory.
548 Or, won the reputation of the virtue of wisdom by the vice of deceit.
549 That is, the manner in which he did it, stopping his companions' ears with wax, and having himself bound to the mast of his ship.
550 Or, Saturn son of Heaven.
551 In the mysteries of Eleusis, the return of Proserpine from the lower world was celebrated.
552 Apollo accidentally killed Hyacinthus by striking him on the head with a quoit.
553 Triesperon, so called, as some think, [from his origin: "ex concubitu trium noctium."]
554 Thyestes seduced the wife of his brother Atreus, whence the tragic career of the family.
555 There is no apodosis in the Greek.
556 Not, as the editors dispute, either the tongue of the buckle with which he put out his eyes, nor the awl with which his heels were bored through, but the goad with which he killed his father.
557 Autoj gar hmwn.
558 [He seems to quote Gal. iv. 12.][N. B.-It should be stated that modern critics consider this work as not improbably by another author.]
1 Literally, "former."
2 Iliad, xiv. 302.
3 Iliad, xix. 224.
4 That is, Venus, who, after Paris had sworn that the war should be decided by single combat between himself and Menekaus, carried him off, and induced him, though defeated, to refuse performance of the articles agreed upon.
5 Iliad, xvi. 433. Sarpedon was a son of Zeus.
6 Iliad, xxii. 168.
7 Iliad, i. 399, etc.
8 Iliad, xiv. 315. (The passage is here given in full from Cowper's translation. In Justin's quotation one or two lines are omitted.)
9 Iliad, v. 382 (from Lord Derby's translation).