JULIAN SEEING NEGLIGENCE
“I see much indifference among us
toward the gods”—he says seriously.
Indifference. But then what did he expect?
Let him organize religion as much as he likes,
let him write to the High Priest of Galatia as much as he likes,
or to other such men, urging and directing them.
His friends were not Christians;
this was clear. But even so they couldn’t
play like him, (brought up Christian)
at the new church system,
laughable in conception and in application.
They were Greeks after all. Nothing in excess, Augustus.