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A PHILOSOPHIC MISSIONARY - DION CHRYSOSTOM

to treat of alliances. I was Unarmed, without helmet or shield or spear or indeed any other weapon. Everywhere one saw swords, cuirasses, pikes : everywhere one saw horses and armed men. Alone I appeared in this crowd, a quite idle and very peaceful spectator of war, physically feeble, advanced in years, just wishing to see men fighting on the one side for empire and power, on the other for freedom and their country.I Then I returned to you ; not that I shrunk from danger-do not think it-but that I remembered an old vow ; and I always regard religion as more important and urgent than human affairs, however great they are. Would you think it more suitable and agreeable if I spoke of what I saw there, the size of the river, the character of the country, the variations of the seasons, the nature of the inhabitants, their numbers and equipment ? Or should I rather deal with the greater and more important question of the God at whose shrine we are ? For he is the universal king, ruler, chief, and sire of men and gods, the dispenser too of peace and war, as the wise and experienced poets of the past thought.
Are we, who have met here, merely to be spectators of the other famous and beautiful sights here, especially the worship of Zeus and his truly blessed statue, which your ancestors offered here, the most beautiful of all statues on earth, the dearest to God ? Or shall we ponder more deeply on the poems and works of art of which I have spoken, and on any other such agency which gives form and shape to human thought about God ?
About the general nature of the gods, and especially of the Ruler of all, first and foremost there exists an opinion and conception shared by the whole human race, Greek and non-Greek, a conception necessary and naturally innate in every reasonable being. This conception needs no human teacher or hierophant : it does not lie : it proceeds from our kinship with God

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