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PART III - THE PAST
CHAPTER IV - GEMISTUS PLETHO

and, when the Council closed, he returned to Mistra to compose it.
He was constantly interrupted. His enemy Gennadius led him into a weary controversy on the merits of Plato and Aristotle, and delayed his great work-possibly with intention. And he wasted his own time by composing orthodox pamphlets, in which he seems to have found a kind of intellectual pleasure. One of them-Concerning the Procession of the Holy Ghost-drew a clever letter from Gennadius, who still kept on civil terms.

` My dear friend, why did you not tell me about this admirable pamphlet ? How reticent you are ! It almost looks as if you were annoyed with me. I am delighted to think that your splendid talents are so well employed, and are in no way tainted by any pagan sympathies. In these enlightened days, any attempt to recall the darkness of the Antique would be an unpardonable crime. Just imagine ! There are philosophers who are seeking for a new Olympus, a new ritual, a " simplified religion " which is to remodel society according to the notions of Plato ! If such blasphemies ever find publication in a book, I look forward to confuting that book. Truth and reason would be my weapons ; I should not throw it into the fire. That I should reserve for the author.'

Gemistus did not reply ; but the publication of his, life's work was still further delayed. There is a great difference between letting out startling opinions in the course of conversation, and presenting them formally in a book. Hitherto he had been sure of the Emperor's favour. But Gennadius was high in favour also. Two Turkish invasions further distracted his old age, and that revival of ancient Greece which he so ardently desired became even more impossible. He did not see that the revival had really taken place in Italy ; that Greece is a spirit which can appear, not only at any time, but also in any land. He died in Iqso, three years before the fall of Constantinople, nine years before the fall of Mistra. He was given Christian burial, and passed away without offering his new pagan religion to the world.

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