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EPILOGUE

There are encroaching Eastern influences, faint in Plutarch, undisguised in Apollonius of Tyana.
Some of the post-classic writers are affected. by the loss of that contact with political life and broad human interests which did so much to keep the early literature healthy and wholeminded. The great literature of the world has been produced by men who either lived in the main stream of human life, or at least were keenly interested in it and sensitive to its flow. Wordsworth would have been a lesser writer, if he had never seen revolutionary France ; Milton, if he had not been Secretary of State ; Aeschylus, if he had not fought at Marathon ; Thucydides, if he had not commanded at Amphipolis. Academies, coteries, artistic backwaters never produce great literature. We see the taint of them in Aristides and Philostratus.
Many of the post-classic writers are encumbered by the past, and pay the penalty exacted from all heirs of a great tradition of literature or culture. Their lips echo memories. In literature the sophists, in philosophy Dion, Plutarch, and Maximus Tyrius, are dominated by great predecessors, by the legacy of a national literature. Like modern philosophers, they are tempted to piece their houses together from the ruins of earlier systems. They are never emancipated from the past : they are never new.
But the real difference between the classic and post-classic ages lies deeper. The earlier writers are pioneers, opening up the kingdom of thought for the first time in human history. They are essentially inquirers, searchers, adventurers, explorers. Their goals are knowledge and truth. Their motives are interest and curiosity. Hence there breathes round them a freshness, an intellectual stimulus and excitement, that could never come again in the history of their race. They differ from the later writers, as the makers of the Indian Empire, a Clive or a Warren Hastings, differ from a modern Lieutenant-Governor ; as the first pioneers to cross the Mississippi differ from a modern settler in Texas or Nebraska. Their successors had different desires and aims. Some, like the sophists and, in a degree, Lucian, enjoyed and exploited the rich legacy of literature and culture which they had inherited. Others became preachers of gospels, saviours of souls. They treated life not as a matter for investigation and inquiry, but as something to be lived. It was for them a problem of practice, not of theory. Some of these, like

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