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with the society in which Christianity was born and grew. The writers with which this book deals were its neighbours; their views of life were influences which it rejected or by which it was shaped. They are the rivals with which it had to compete ; and in an age when its primacy is threatened by many plausible creeds it is instructive to study the competitors with which in its infancy it was matched, and to divine what element of vitality, what principle of survival, they lacked and it possessed.
I have called this book The Mission of Greece because, in the years with which it deals, Hellenism underwent the change which in Christianity was marked by the words, ` Lo, we turn to the Gentiles'. Ecce convertimur ad gentes. So Epieurus or Zeno might have described the destiny of the philosophies which they founded and which were in effect, if not in the intention of their founders, missionary creeds. Hellenism, as a whole, became missionary. It ceased to be the private property of a tiny people and began to belong to the world. It would be almost true to say that, till the close of the fourth century B.C.., Hellenism was the intense life of one community in European Greece and of a few Greek cities in Sicily and Asia Minor. Then came the Macedonian invasion and the loss of liberty. But spiritual opportunity went hand in hand with political downfall, and Greece entered on a mission which is living still. It was not a mission in our sense of the word. It was the silent and insensible influence of ideals that attracted by their own worth, and were accepted because they were felt to satisfy the profound and unquiet desire of human nature for higher things. Trade, travel, campaigning took Greeks to Egypt, throughout Asia Minor, to Syria and Palestine, to Rome. With them they took their literature, their art, their habit of mind, their way of life ; and so, unconsciously and little by little, imposed their thought, their taste, their ideals, their method and conception of science, their standards of beauty on the new worlds, vast in extent and wealth, spiritually barren or poor, which were opened in the East by Alexander's conquests, in the West bv the rise of Rome. Thus without the methods of a mission Hellenism had its influence and effects, transforming, over vast areas, millions of human minds. Its aesthetic, moral, and intellectual influence dominated the kingdoms of Seleucus and Ptolemy, the Republic and Empire of Rome, and remains to-day perhaps the most powerful force

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