Anf-03 iv.viii.iii Pg 15 And yet, had he been a god, nothing ought to have escaped him. But that he whom the Italians call Saturnus did lurk there, is clearly evidenced on the face of it, from the fact that from his lurking1111
See Acts xxvi. 26.
1111 Latitatio. the Hesperian1112
1112 i.e., Western: here=Italian, as being west of Greece. tongue is to this day called Latin,1113
1113 Latina. as likewise their author Virgil relates.1114
1114 See Virg. Æn. viii. 319–323: see also Ov. Fast. i. 234–238. (Jupiter,) then, is said to have been born on earth, while (Saturnus his father) fears lest he be driven by him from his kingdom, and seeks to kill him as being his own rival, and knows not that he has been stealthily carried off, and is in hiding; and afterwards the son-god pursues his father, immortal seeks to slay immortal (is it credible?1115
1115 Oehler does not mark this as a question. If we follow him, we may render, “this can find belief.” Above, it seemed necessary to introduce the parenthetical words to make some sense. The Latin is throughout very clumsy and incoherent.), and is disappointed by an interval of sea, and is ignorant of (his quarry’s) flight; and while all this is going on between two gods on earth, heaven is deserted. No one dispensed the rains, no one thundered, no one governed all this mass of world.1116
1116 Orbis. For they cannot even say that their action and wars took place in heaven; for all this was going on on Mount Olympus in Greece. Well, but heaven is not called Olympus, for heaven is heaven.