Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad

McCabe, Steven (2021) Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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“Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad” was first used by the Reverend William Anderson Scott’ in his book Daniel, a Model for Young Men published in 1854. Its original origin, however, is believed to be much older and likely to be ancient Greece. Intriguingly, in Latin this phrase is usually presented as Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat which means, those whom God wishes to destroy, he first deprives of reason.

Item Type: Other
6 October 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 10:38
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 10:38
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12770

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