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A THEOSOPHIST : APOLLONIUS OF TYANA

certain fragment from his writings that we possess,, nor need we necessarily hold him responsible for the fictions which piety, mendacity, and literary art assembled round his name. Indeed, he can never have dreamed of his future fortunes and fame. Philostratus, less interested in the teaching of Apollonius than in a romantic subject for literary treatment, made the best of his opportunity, freely ransacking geographers and historians for local colour. An ungrateful posterity has requited this pious work by either denying that Apollonius existed or labelling him a quack, by doubting whether he ever visited the India which Philostratus so picturesquely paints, and by pointing out that Babylon, where Apollonius is entertained by the Parthian king, was at that time in ruins. Contemporaries were less critical, and in subsequent centuries Apollonius with his miracles, prophecies, theosophy, and moralizing was put forward by dying paganism as a rival to Christ.z To-day we may see in Apollonius what Eusebius saw, ` a good man and a philosopher', and in his life by Philostratus, an entertaining novel by an author with a gift for literature and romance. But this novel is also an important religious document, revealing the contemporary tendency to combine with Hellenism Eastern religious ideas (e. g. asceticism, sunworship, magic, daemons). Note how much farther this tendency, already visible in Plutarch, has gone in Philostratus.

Early Life of Apollonius
HE spent the period of silence partly in Pamphylia and partly in Cilicia ; he travelled amongst those licentious races and never spoke a word anywhere, never allowed himself so much as to utter a sound. If he found a city in the turmoil of faction (there were disturbances in many of them about trivial spectacles) he had but to advance and show himself, and perhaps by hand or countenance give some indication of the intended rebuke-and all disorders would disappear and

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