On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 11:49:03 -0700 (PDT), Horace Jeffery Hodges wrote:
> Conversely, are there any passages in Greek moral
> thinking that cohere with the teaching about loving
> one's enemies?
These are quoted via Robert Price (I don't know chapter and verse).
A rather nice part of being a Cynic comes when you have to be beaten
like an ass, and throughout the beating you have to love those who are
beating you as though you were father or brother to them. (Epictetus)
How shall I defend myself against my enemy? By being good and kind
towards him, replied Diogenes. (Gnomologium Vaticanum)
Someone gets angry with you. Challenge him with kindness in return.
Enmity immediately tumbles away when one side lets it fall. (Seneca)
Peter Kirby (Student at Fullerton College, CA)
Web Site: http://www.peterkirby.com/