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Are translated which below, Chapter III. see below, p p . 27-30. 62 On the p h i l o h e l l e n i s m of t h e p a t r i a r c h a l family, b e g i n ­ n i n g w i t h J u d a h h a - N a s i , s e e M . S i m o n , Verus Israel (Paris: Boccard, 1948) chap. 1 0 . 63 See the thorough discussion of these letters by M. Schwabe, "Letters of Libanius to the Patriarch of P a l e s t i n e " [in H e b r e w ] , Tarbiz 1/2 ( J a n u a r y , 1 9 3 0 ) 8 5 - 1 1 0 . 64 Above, n. 35. R ft Kraeling, 1 3 5 .

55. Liebeschuetz, 7 1 - 7 3 , p o i n t s o u t t h a t i n t h e p e r i o d L i b a n i u s d e s c r i b e s in Or. 47 t h e s i t u a t i o n w a s a g g r a v a t e d b y a d e p r e s s i o n f o l l o w i n g t h e b a t t l e of A d r i a n o p l e . 58 Liebeschuetz has described the transition very effec­ tively. F o r t h e p l a c e of t h e c h u r c h , in b o t h i t s f o r m a l a n d " c h a r i s m a t i c " o p p o r t u n i t i e s , s e e P. B r o w n , " T h e R i s e a n d F u n c ­ t i o n o f t h e H o l y M a n , " JRomSt 61 (1971) 8 0 - 1 0 1 , a n d T .

T h e n e w form of patronage, both ecclesiastical and military, could occasionally w o r k to the b e n e f i t of o p p r e s s e d g r o u p s , like t h e J e w i s h p e a s 140 ants of Libanius. incidental others, That these happened to L i b a n i u s ' d i s c u s s i o n by h i s o w n r e p o r t , w e r e similar ways. There were pagans among them. power, first in t h e r u r a l of the a new areas, case; is patrons Jews, Christians, figure was quite countless using the military doubtless Further, to be Jews and emerging l a t e r e v e n in t h e 141 in whose city, could rival even that of the g e n e r a l s : the m o n k .

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