Every Man to His Own Place Preface A picture of life in the fifth century must needs contain much which will be painful to any reader, and which the young and innocent will do well to leave altogether unread. It has to represent a very hideous, though a very great, age; one of those critical and cardinal eras in the history of the human race, in which virtues and vices manifest themselves side by side — even, at times, in the same person — with the most startling openness and power. One who writes of such an era labours under a troublesome disadvantage. He dare not tell how evil people were; he will not be believed if he tells how good they were. Not, be it ever remembered, that the slightest suspicion of immorality attaches either to the heroine of this book, or to the leading philosophers of her school, for several centuries. Howsoever base and profligate their disciples, or the Manichees, may have been, the great Neo—Platonists were, as Manes himself was, persons of the most rigid and ascetic virtue.
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It was far larger than the simple monastic cell he was used to at Hagia Eirene, but half its space was taken up by his desk. My bane, he sighed, sitting down behind a mound of documentation that glowed orange in the soft candlelight. I want peace and quiet, not mounds of paperwork, he idly grumbled to himself, reading the first of his nightly parchments. As the chief secretary to none less than the Holy Patriarch of Konstantinopolis, though, he would see no rest, no respite from the constant assault of letters, documents, and petitions that flooded in on a daily basis.
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