"Acute Hellenizing," we are told, took the form of Gnosticism.
No doubt Varro contemned the Hellenizing innovations by which the hard and rude Latin of his youth was transformed into the polished literary language of the late republican and the Augustan age.
His friends the Hellenizing Jews had split up into factions.
Like Antiochus Epiphanes, who also had spent his youth as a hostage in Rome, he was inclined to listen to the Hellenizing Jews, whom he found assembled in full force at Antioch, and to support them against Judas, who was now supreme in Judaea.
Nized as the head of the Jews, and his prestige and power were such that the charges of the Hellenizing Jews received scant attention.