April 13th, 2011 - dogandcatsleepingO Love, Dione’s daughter, please, don’t tear me down. Why are you so ravenous for every kind of evil–fierce desires, deceptions, deadly potions? You would be the god that brings most pleasure to mankind, I must admit–if only you were temperate! –Euripides, Helen, lines 1165-1175 (excerpted; trans. Diane Arnson Svarlien)

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  1. But then for many it’s precisely the intemperate that seems to offer the most intense pleasure.

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