Ἀληθῆ διηγήματα

Ἀληθῆ διηγήματαExcerpt From Lucian S True History Riders Of Vultures, Every Feather In Whose Wing Is Bigger And Longer Than The Mast Of A Tall Ship, From The Eas As Big As Twelve Elephants, To Those Spiders Of Mighty Bigness, Every One Of Which Exceeded In Size An Isle Of The Cyclades These Were Appointed To Spin A Web In The Air Between The Moon And The Morning Star, Which Was Done In An Instant, And Made A Plain Champaign, Upon Which The Foot Forces Were Planted Truly A Very Colossus Of Falsehood, But Lucian S Ingenuity Is Inexhausted And Inexhaustible, And The Mighty Whale Is His Masterpiece Of Impu Dence For He Contained In Greatness Fifteen Hundred Furlongs His Teeth Were Taller Than Beech Trees, And When He Swallowed The Travellers, He Showed Himself So Far Superior To Jonah S Fish, That Ship And All Sailed Down His Throat, And Happily He Caught Not The Pigmy Shallop Between His Chops And The Geographical Divisions Of The Whale S Belly, And About The Publisher Forgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.com This Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.

Lucian of Samosata was an Assyrian rhetorician, and satirist who wrote in the Greek language He is noted for his witty and scoffing nature Taken from Wikipedia

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  • 344 pages
  • Ἀληθῆ διηγήματα
  • Lucian of Samosata
  • 17 April 2017
  • 9781333776688

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  1. says:

    I can think of no other book containing a lesson in rhetoric, a screed against contemporary scholarship, a lecture on the proper mission of the historian, a battle chronicle, a parody of both philosophy and gods, and a sci fi fantasy space adventure Btw, it s written by a Syrian guy born in 120 A.D You read that right.What an odd thing this is.This book includes three quite different samples from the work of Lucian of Samosata Instructions for Writing History, The True Story, and Icaro Menippus A Dialogue Instructions for Writing History takes the form of a letter to his friend Philo It seems Lucian has recently been on the ancient equivalent of a lecture tour and has returned home mightily hacked off at the state of contemporary history composition Not only is its practice inept, but teaching of the art is all but non existent There are many, I know, who think there is no necessity for instruction at all with regard to this business, any than there is for walking, seeing, or eating, and that it is the easiest thing in the world for a man to write history if he can but say what comes uppermost Needless to say, Lucian disagrees if there be anything in the whole circle of literature that requires than ordinary care and attention, it is undoubtedly this Utmost among his cares is the concern for posterity making sure future generations receive truthful accounts so highest on his shit list are historians whose only sense of duty is to flattery, lavishing praise up...

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    Now, this is what I call a tall storyLucian of Samosata c 120 c 200 was born in the Roman province of Syria His mother tongue was probably some form of Aramaic, but he wrote his works in a Greek influenced by the Attic classics He was a rhetorician, a philosopher of sorts and, after the age of approximately 40, a man of letters, writing in a form of his own making a kind of comedic dialogue meant to be read instead of performed, though he did travel around reading his dialogues to audiences after all, a man must eat Lucian had a real interest in philosophy, but the Hermotimos was his farewell to philosophy.https www.goodreads.com review show Thereafter, he developed his comedic dialogues and viewed himself as a writer, though many of these dialogues do involve philosophy one way or another However, he also wrote this story A True Story whose truth he flatly denies.Some fifteen hundred years before Swift, Lucian has his heroes fly to islands in the sky, participate in a war between the inhabitants of the moon and those of the sun, and then get swallowed by a whale who wouldn t even have noticed Jonah s miniscule f...

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    A witty treatise against fake historians and philosophers composed of mostly lies, Trips to the Moon is an early example of science fiction and a satire of travel tales a kind of Gulliver s Travels The author and his companions seek out adventures, sailing westward through the Pillars of Hercules They meet men of different species, even Moon people who were at war with the king of the Sun, were swallowed by a great whale and reached a sea of milk, an island of cheese and the...

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    This is a collection of three or four works depending on how you count by Lucian I will approach them in the reverse order from how they are presented in the book, as I found the book got better and better, and thus the best material comes last.The last work in the collection is Icaro Menippus Wikipedia gives a very fair and succinct summary Imitating Icarus, Menippus makes himself a pair of wings and flies up to the gods where he learns that Zeus has decided to destroy all philosophers as useless Of course, along the way, Menippus the Cynic after whom the Menippean satire is named makes a stop on the moon so as to look down and observe our earth with it s petty problems and concerns, and discovers what a great mess the philosophers make of everything This book is written as a dialog, it s entertaining and maturely written, even as Lucian is probably guilty of some lousy philosophizing himself I almost missed reading this, because my main interest had been to read his True History , which I happen to have gotten another translation of in a different collection but, I am glad that I went ahead and read Icaro Menippus, which is perhaps less fanciful than the True History, but it s pointed.The True History , in two books, is what Lucian is most famous for, and this is most likely because it s his most exotic work The second book is a better reading experience than the first, but not to a large degree, and together they re a continuous work The book is about as far ou...

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    A edi o da Ateli linda Capa dura, ilustrada Mas h algo na tradu o que, a despeito de n o conhecer latim, me soa como excessiva moderniza o O texto n o se assemelha a uma obra da antiguidade e, sendo a idade e origem os principais atrativos da Hist ria Verdeira, algo se perdeu irremediavelmente.

  6. says:

    I listened to the librivox audiobook of the gutenberg.org edition Written in the 2nd century, it describes a sea voyage by a crew of Greeks After finding a monument to Hercules, they are carried up into the sky by a storm, and then make landfall on the moon, whose inhabitants are currently at war with those who live on the sun After that, it starts to get weirdI found this a remarkable entry in the tall tale genre with tons of vivid details ready to be plundered for new stories or role playing games I especially like that it is not steam punk nor 1950s future , but rather Greek punk if you will that is, it is classical world flavored sci fi They encounter fantasy races, but they interact as though they re both from a polis I suppose it s somewhat akin to Arabian Nights I also love the original purpose of this story the early part of the treatise is a diatribe about how Greek historians add in a bunch of florid, implausible details He then offers this as an example of how not to do it he assure...

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    One of the weirdest things I ve ever read, and I read some weird stuff An ancestor of both Gargantua and Gulliver The episode that stays with me is when they land on the island and decide to eat the ground beneath their feet to see if the island is made of cheese It is.

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    I m just imagining this old school homie with his quill and ink laughing to himself as he writes this in 120 AD LUCIAN AYO B, I m writing this new story that s gonna blow your knickers right off your toesies.LUCIAN S SQUAD MEMBER 1 Ahhhh shiiiit yo, you gotta put down that wild ass weed LUCIAN S SQUAD MEMBER 2 What s this one about LUCIAN Snickering THE FUTURE MAN THE FUCKING FUTURE.LUCIAN S SQUAD MEMBER 1 wutLUCIAN Islands made outta cheese The cheese game in the future is unreal Not even on that Gouda or Pepperjack This is some next level Caciocavallo Podolico 700 a pound shit.LUCIAN S SQUAD MEMBER 1 Dawg, you are fucking crazy.LUCIAN There s like, no bitches in the future either The only titties out there are tryina fuckin kill you Siren style Homies on the moon don t even fuck Kids be popping out some big ass steroided out man calves an...

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    A lot of fun to translate It s so ridiculous at points you can t help but fall over in laughter I mean, dog sparrows spiders as big as islands cork people islands of cheese And don t even get me STARTED on the moon men We can deduce from what we have of ancient wo...

  10. says:

    A surprisingly readable work from the 2nd Century AD And perhaps the earliest Science Fiction Fantasy we have Is this a parody of the epic poetry of the time Or the world s earliest Science Fiction Fantasies Well, Lucian s True History starts with an establishment of parody I did wonder, though, that they thought that they could write untruths and not get caught at it Therefore, as I myself, thanks to my vanity, was eager to hand something down to posterity, that I might not be the only one excluded from the privileges of poetic licence, and as I had nothing true to tell, not having had any adventures of significance, I took to lying.The other authors of the time embellish, and give only part of the truth Lucian decides to enter history by lying.Though it is purported to be a parody it is a highly readable Science Fiction Fantasy Lucian s character goes to the moon, fights giant spiders, and lands on a 150 mile long whale.He finds Pumpkin Pirates pirates that sail on giant pumpkins.The Pumpkin Pirates fight Nut Sailors.Lucian floats on seas of milk, which have islands made of cheese.Before Dante, there was Lucian Dante Alighieri s Inferno may have had the greater impact it basically defined Western religion and morality for 7 centuries but it was not the first Science Fiction Fantasy.Lucian bro...

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