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- The impious individual was seen as a contaminant who, if not controlled or punished, might bring upon the city the wrath of the gods—Athena, Zeus, or Apollo—in the form of plague or sterility.
- He points out that Aristophanes, in his Clouds, had a character speculating that rain was Zeus urinating through a sieve, mistaking it for a chamberpot—and that no one ever bothered to charge Aristophanes with impiety.
- Stone concludes: "One could in the same city and in the same century worship Zeus as a promiscuous old rake, henpecked and cuckolded by Juno or as Justice deified.
There are no more uses of "Zeus" in The Trial of Socrates by Linder.
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