Compare the sophist and the saint (Libanius, Monod.
tom. ii. p. 251, and Orat. Parent. c. 145, p. 367, c. 156,
p. 377, with Gregory Nazianzen, Orat. iv. p. 125-132). The
Christian orator faintly mutters some exhortations to
modesty and forgiveness: but he is well satisfied that the
real sufferings of Julian will far exceed the fabulous
torments of Ixion or Tantalus.
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