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A PHILOSOPHIC MISSIONARY - DION CHRYSOSTOM

of the temper of the good shepherd, I should not call him a king or emperor or prince ; I should call him a tyrant.

Dion points out that there are three forms of governmentmonarchy, 'when a city, or several nations, or mankind are governed by the goodness and judgement of one good man', aristocracy, and democracy (` a name of equity and gentleness, if it be practicable '). He continues :

I WISH to deal more thoroughly with the happy and divine system at present prevailing. There are many illustrations and instances of this type of government, plain to see, for nature exhibits in herds and hives the natural rule and providential power of the greater over the less. But there could be no plainer or more beautiful instance than the government of the universe, which is ordered under the first and most excellent God. A ruler of this type is primarily a lover of God, for the gods have given him the greatest honour and trust. First and foremost he will worship God, not with lip-service, but in the conviction that gods exist, in order that he too may have worthy governors. He thinks that his own providential power benefits men, as the gods' governance benefits himself. Knowing that he himself will never take a gift from wicked men he thinks that the gods do not enjoy the offerings and sacrifices of ill-doers, but only accept the offerings of the good. He will be eager to worship them abundantly with these ; and he will never cease to honour them with that other offering of noble deeds and just acts. In his eyes goodness is religion, and all wickedness irreligion ; and not only the sacrilegious and the blasphemous are guilty and accursed, but still more the coward, the unjust, the intemperate, the foolish, and, in fine, all whose acts are opposed to the power and will of God. He does not regard the care of mankind as a secondary interest or a mere occupation : it seems to him his own task and trade. None of his other occupations seems to him serious or part of his real business. But when he is doing good to men he thinks

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