So, I'm reading the book IV of Virgil's Georgics and was puzzled by the "God" mentioned in the following lines (starting at line 219 of James Rhoades' translation)
Led by these tokens, and with such traits to guide, Some say that unto bees a share is given Of the Divine Intelligence, and to drink Pure draughts of ether; for God permeates all- (...)
A few lines later it's also stated that "all things to Him return". Who is this God? Jupiter was of course the supreme deity of Roman religion, but I wasn't aware of any belief that would explain the "God permeates all", as he is usually depicted in human-like form, I think. Nor would ancient romans expect to "return" to him in a literal way. This sounds a lot like the christian view of God. Is Vergil referring to some element of their religion? Some aspect of Zeus (or other God) that would have been recognized by his readers)? Is he using "God" as an analogy for Nature or some literary device? Any chance that this part was added later, by a christian? I'm really intrigued.