Monday, September 12, 2016



E.R. Dodds (1893-1979), Pagan and Christian in an Age of Anxiety (1965; rpt. New York: W.W. Norton & Company Inc., 1970), p. 113:
Christians did not behave like loyal citizens. To the average pagan their refusal to burn a few grains of incense on the Emperor's birthday must have appeared as a deliberate and insolent expression of disloyalty, rather like refusing to stand up when the national anthem is played.

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