Certain miscellaneous matters
There are certain penalties fixed as by law for those who disobey
the divine administration. Whoever thinks any other thing to be good
except those things which depend on the will, let him envy, let him
desire, let him flatter, let him be perturbed: whoever considers
anything else to be evil, let him grieve, let him lament, let him
weep, let him be unhappy. And yet, though so severely punished, we
Remember what the poet says about the stranger:
Stranger, I must not, e'en if a worse man come.
This, then, may be applied even to a father: "I must not, even if a
worse man than you should come, treat a father unworthily-, for all
are from paternal Zeus." And of a brother, "For all are from the
Zeus who presides over kindred." And so in the other relations of life
we shall find Zeus to be an inspector.