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INTRODUCTION

heavy cloudbanks from the East-worlds of demons, baths in bulls' blood, miracle mongering, magic, astrology. The chief evidence for them lies outside literature, but we divine their presence, faintly in Plutarch and Lucian, and more clearly in Apollonius. It is the beginning of the end ; another 200 years and the clear sky will have vanished and Hellenism be in her sleep of a thousand years.
Yet this gross and palpable darkness of superstition conceals a truth which the Greeks had ignored. Their view of life, with all its virtues and charm, was not adequate to satisfy either the human soul or truth. Their clarity was attained by ignoring the unknown. But the unknown is there. They were, as Carlyle said, too much at home in Sion : and Sion is not entirely a homely place. There was too little mystery in their universe : and the power which they had ignored asserted its claims, and in religion, as in other things, the Orient poured into the West,

` Syrus in Tiberim defluxit Orontes.'

Since that watersmeet the spiritual history of the West has been the attempt to blend Greek thought and Oriental religion : and because the attempt has not succeeded, the stream of our intellectual life has never flowed smoothly, the West has never really been master of its soul. The Greeks knew what they wanted-the familiar fields of earth, the homely and splendid human activities, a finite sky lit by the constellations of the virtues. The East knew what it wanted-the infinite within man and without. Since East and West met in the Roman Empire Europe has wavered between the two ideals, which it has not known how to reconcile and neither of which it has been willing to resign.
But it is time to let our authors speak for themselves.

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