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A PHILOSOPHIC MISSIONARY - DION CHRYSOSTOM

ON my shelves rest two thick volumes entitled The Speeches of Dion Chrysostom,I Dion of the Golden Mouth (A. D. 40-120). They take us back to days before the coming of the Turk when Asia Minor was full of prosperous cities. In one of these -the modern Broussa-about the time when the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch, Dion was born. He followed the family profession of sophist,z or lecturer, with success, married, had a child, made enough money to build a factory and a colonnade to his house, and nearly lost his life in a riot of citizens who suspected him of making a corner in wheat. We will begin with two scenes in his career which give very different views of him. The first shows his earlier life. ` I rose at sunrise ; I was not well and the air at that hour was rather cold with a touch of autumn in it-though it was midsummer-so I dressed and said my prayers. Then I got into my carriage and pair and took a number of turns on the racecourse quietly and restfully, as one can when driving. After this I took a walk and had a brief rest. Then I had a bath and after a light meal took up some tragedies.' These were three plays on the same subject by the three great Attic dramatists ; Dion, like a modern literary man, regrets that he did not hear the original performances of them. The next scene is far from books and comfort-a small Greek settlement near the modern Odessa, which has barely recovered from a recent sack by wild Russian tribes. Enter Dion, a man over forty, no longer in a carriage and pair, but on foot, with the stick and rough cloak of the Cynic philosopher, looking like a beggar.
What has happened to explain this sudden change ? Misfortune, and following on misfortune, what we should call conversion. A Roman friend of Dion fell under the displeasure of the emperor, and Dion, then about forty, was involved in his disgrace. The sentence of exile fell, and with no companions but the works of Plato and a speech of the greatest

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