601 This is apparently the highest possible accolade from a Greek philosopher, that a man be Greek in his “soul” ( ψύχη, the site of his beliefs, morals, and reasoning capacity). In this perspective, the best “barbarian” is one who has become a “Greek.” Josephus rightly regards this comment as praise, but thereby colludes with its massive cultural condescension. One is reminded of Macaulay’s famous minute setting out British policy in India, which was designed to produce natives who are “Indian in blood and colour” but “English in taste, in opinions, in morals and in intellect” (Macaulay 1835/1972: 249). Clearchus’ comment represents not so much hellenistic “policy” as hellenistic prejudice. It is ironic that contemporary Jewish scholars hail this sort of praise as “pro-Jewish” (Feldman 1993: 201-7).