In the midst of their murmuring and grumbling they suddenly found him who had struggled in mad rage against his Maker wounded to death. When the Sun touches the equinoctial circle, where that which is most definite is placed (for equality is definite, but inequality indefinite and inexplicable); at that very moment (according to the report), the Sacred Tree is cut down; then come the other rites in their order; whereof some are done in compliance with rules that be holy and not to be divulged; others for reasons allowable to be discussed.
I consider myself especially indebted to all the gods together, and more than all to the Great Mother in this particular instance (as in all others) that she did not suffer me to wander about, as it were in the dark, but firstly commanded me to cut away, not as regards my body, but as regards the irrational appetites and motions of the soul, all that was superfluous and empty, by the aid of the Cause, the object of intellect, and which presides over souls, whilst she herself enabled me to conceive certain notions perhaps not discordant with a true, and at the same time, reverential understanding of divine matters. J .
The Phoenicians who from their sagacity and learning possess great insight into things divine, hold the doctrine that this universally diffused radiance is a part of the "Soul of the Stars." But how many are the final causes of union, the most beautiful, which this deity contains within himself? P Flavius Claudius Julianus (c. 331 – 26 June 363) was a Hellenistic philosopher, military leader, Roman emperor, and satirist, often referred to as Julian the Apostate because of his rejection of formal Christian doctrines, and opposition to their spread, and sometimes as Julian II, to distinguish him from Didius Julianus. X Web. 28 Sep. 2020. The. Letter to Arsacius, High-priest of Galatia, "A Great Procession of Priests and Laymen", Julian - "The Caesars" aka "Symposium" aka "Kronia" (361 CE) - translated by Wilmer Cave Wright. But let us now dismiss these poetical fictions; because with what is divine they have mingled much of human alloy; and let us now consider what the deity has declared concerning himself and the other gods. It is therefore my pleasure to announce and publish to all the people by this edict, that they must not abet the seditions of the clergy …, I think he who knows himself will know accurately, not the opinion of others about him, but what he is in reality… he ought to discover within himself what is right for him to do and not learn it from without…, "Oration VII": "To the Cynic Heracleios", as quoted in. has been specially advanced
Unto men Athene gives good things — namely, wisdom, understanding, and the creative arts; and she dwells in their citadels, I suppose, as being the founder of civil government through the communication of her own wisdom. The idea of an incarnation of God is absurd: why should the human race think itself so superior to bees, ants, and elephants as to be put in this unique relation to its maker? Julian quotes Showing 1-5 of 5 “Some people are fond of horses, others of wild animals; in my case, I have been possessed since childhood by a prodigious desire to buy and own books.” ― Julian the Apostate 10 likes K The matter, says Mardonios, has gone too far, The Emperor Julian, who restored to the Empire its old religion, which had been abolished by. V Quotes #1.
STANDS4 LLC, 2020. O S Hellenistic philosopher, military leader, Roman emperor, and satirist, often referred to as Julian the Apostate because of his rejection of formal Christian doctrines, and opposition to their spread, and sometimes as Julian II, to distinguish him from Didius Julianus. As a general rule, all that has been hitherto advanced respecting the nature of this deity, must be understood to refer to his.