"'Tis Mad Idolatry To Make The Service Greater Than The God"
Context: The Greeks offer to end the Trojan War. King Priam of Troy and his sons Hector, Troilus, Paris, and Helenus discuss the Greek condition of peace, which is, namely, the return of Helen. Formerly the wife of Menelaus, a Greek king, Helen fell in love with Prince Paris of Troy and fled with him, abandoning her husband and thus precipitating the war. Now Hector urges his father and brothers to accept the Greek offer. He argues that Troy's armies have been decimated, and that the cause of it all is not worth the cost of her keeping.
TROILUSWhat's aught but as 'tis valued?HECTORBut value dwells not in particular will;It holds his estimate and dignityAs well wherein 'tis precious of itselfAs in the prizer. 'Tis mad idolatryTo make the service greater than the god,. . .