saction recorded and the date of the *Pro\s a)pai/deuton.
But that piece can be shown to have been written shortly after the extraordinary suicide of Peregrinus, A. D. 165; for in § 14 Lucian mentions another silly fellow who had just recently purchased (*Xqe\s kai\ prw/hn) the stick of the fanatical cynic for a talent. Now Epictetccasional travel; since it appears from the *Pw=s dei= i(st. sug., § 14, that he must have been in Achaia and lolnia about the close of the Parthian war, A. D. 160-165; on which occasion, too, he seems to have visited Olympia, and beheld the self-immolation of Peregrinus. We have already seen that about the year 170, or a little pda-fé of Peregrinus Proteus, a fanatical cynic and apostate Christian, who publicly burnt himself from an impulse of vain-glory shortly after the 236th Olympiad (A. D. 165), and concerning whom further particulars will be found elsewhere. [PEREGRINUs.] Lucian seems to have belleld this singular triumph of fanaticism with a sort of