In this may be found the germ of the startling modern discoveries in parasitic diseases.
The Apostolic Fathers say nothing about Simon Magus, but with Justin Martyr we get startling developments.
Thus the satires were published at different intervals, and for the most part composed between loo and 130, but the most powerful in feeling and vivid in conception among them deal with the experience and impressions of the reign of Domitian, occasionally recall the memories or traditions of the times of Nero and Claudius, and reproduce at least one startling page from the annals of Tiberius.
Knox gives us no information as to how this startling change in himself was brought about.
This inconsistency, though startling at first sight, is probably more apparent than real.