TABLE OF CONTENTS

I   Antioch, Roman Syria: An Introduction to a Place and Time
II   Antioch: On the Various Gods
III   Tyche: Beyond Jealously, She Says
IV   Tyche Whispering
V   Of Palaces and Crosses, Eros, and Hecate, Our Crossroads Witch
VI   A Charitable Woman
VII   Daphne: Of Plenitude and a Man Named Paul
VIII   Antioch: The Stench of It, and the Holy
IX   Ignatius: Light and Shadows
X   Luke: A Chronicle Begins
XI   From Ignatius Private Journal
XII   A Troubled Assembly
XIII   Luke: Further Thoughts
XIV   Possibilities
XV   Embarrassments
XVI   Planning
XVII   Meeting: Ignatius and Cornelius
XVIII   Unexpected
XIX   Ignatius: On Death and a Visitation
XX   Cornelius: Confidential
XXI   Walking the City
XXII   Balthus: Arrival
XXIII   Balthus on Cornelius: A Late Explanation
XXIV   S. Cornelius World: Balthus Whispers an Essay
XXV   Religion in Antioch: Concerning Potentials
XXVI   On Governing and the Man
XXVII   An Informal Dinner
XXVIII   Daphne, An Official Visit
XXIX   Apollo's Oracle and a Pig
XXX   Clandestine in the Assembly
XXXI   Addendum to a Spys Report
XXXII   Now, First Names
XXXIII   Reconnoitering Pythia
XXXIV   Closing on Pythia
XXXV   Pythia: No Longer Apollo's
XXXVI   Eros: After- Thoughts and Nymphs
XXXVII   Still Drunk in Daphne, but Learning
XXXVIII   Simon Magus
XXXIX   Balthus Reports
XL   Cornelius: Anticipating
XLI   Arrival
XLII   Following
XLIII   Uneasy
XLIV   Tent Meeting
XLV   Caravans and Decisions
XLVI   Contradictory
XLVII   The Reading
XLVIII   Resolutions
XLIX   Too Light a Shadow?
L   Confronting
LI   Hadrianus: An Exchange of Letters
LII   Baptized
LIII   Reflections on a Pool
LIV   The Appearance
LV   To Convey the Unutterable?
LVI   Luke: Of Bishops and a Call
LVII   First Days in the Assembly
LVIII   In Order to be Remembered
LXIX   Balthus Ink is Wine
LX   At Crossroads Arrive a Sum of Things
LXI   A Bit Uneasy
LXII   An Insinuating Message
LXIII   Staff in Hand, and in the Scabbard?
LXIV   Shock: The First Homily
LXV   Homily the Second: An Autobiography of Thought
LXVI   The Third Homily: Strong Views and a Forecast
LXVII   Damian, the Elder Luke: Thinking Too Much?
LXVIII   Home
LXXIX   On Being Remembered: The Means of It
LXX   Joseph: Conclave of Tears
LXXI   Talk in the Garden
Zero   II Joseph

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To Ponder
Dedication
Acknowledgements
About the Author

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After-words
Postscript
Bibliography