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A PHILOSOPHIC MISSIONARY - DION CHRYSOSTOM

NONE of your musicians is an Orpheus or an Amphion.= For Orpheus was the son of a Muse, while they are the children of disharmony, who break and mutilate the dignity of melody, and in every way outrage the music of old. Which of them is capable of a perfect song, a noble rhythm ? Like bad and meddling cooks they have made a hash of effeminate chants, ballet measures, and intoxicated trills. It is not nightingales or swans that suggested the name which you yourselves have given to their style. You compare it to the whining and barking of dogs. Orpheus tamed wild animals and made them harmonious by his singing : your singers have made you, who are human beings, savage and uncultured.

Dion then refers to a riot at Alexandria, in which the natives had shown an ignominious cowardice.
I HAVE referred to this because I wished you to know the fruits of this indiscipline of life. Men who are excited over trifling and worthless things, whose everyday life is mean and vicious, cannot be reasonable in other matters or right in their deliberations on greater issues. Frivolity and thoughtlessness of character will not stop at trifles, nor has folly a limit to its errors ; it spreads over the whole of life alike and lays its hands on everything with equal licence. Do not think that it is a question of trifles, when some one speaks to you about the uproar in your theatres. Penury does not come so quickly through a succession of small losses, as evil advances from these minor offences and leads to its final and full-grown end in destruction.
Enough of the theatre. When you enter the racecourse, the screaming, the confusion, the excitement, the changes of colour and attitude, the many and various forms of profanity, beggar description. If it had not been a race between horses, a familiar spectacle, that you had been watching ; if you your

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