The next two Delphic Maxims make me laugh, even though they do have some wisdom in them. I’m committed to commenting on all of 147. These two take us through 67!
The first is: know the judge. Certainly this would be helpful! I can’t imagine the Delphic Oracle is suggesting that we use our personal connections to influence justice for our unjust benefit, but knowing the tendencies and history of a judge could prove very helpful in crafting an argument that might steer the outcome in one’s favor.
While I don’t put too much stock in the legal/governmental status of marriage, I do love a good wedding. There’s something delightful about the merging of families and communities, the celebration of hope and love and commitment, that I find uplifting and encouraging.
More serious posts coming this week!