"The tragedians, unlike the later Stoic spirituality, do not expect their heroes to be inhumanly impassive, and, unlike later religious traditions they allow one to criticise the divine. They are not concerned with justifying the ways of the gods to humans. There is room for guilt, fear, grief, joy, and hope within the limits of the tragic world"

-A.H. Armstrong 'The Ancient and Continuing Pieties of the Greek World', from 'Classical Mediterranean Spirtuality' pg.97