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Book Title: Seçme Yazılar|
The author of the book: Lucian of Samosata
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.65 MB
Edition: K Kitaplığı
Date of issue: 2002
Read full description of the books:Excellent selection and translation of a delightful ancient author. Lucian of Samosata (~125-180) was a lawyer and satirist in the ancient world. The writings selected here (and translated into modern English) are those which highlight both Lucian's sense of humor and his dedication to ridding the world of charaltans and philosophical hucksters. Included in this volume are two novellas: "A True Story" (a parody of the Odyssey) and "Lucius the Ass" (in which a man is turned into a donkey); a series of dialogues mocking the extremes of religion and philosophy; and two letters, "Alexander the False Prophet" (which exposes a man who had swindled a small town by claiming to speak for the gods) and "The Death of Peregrinus" (which exposes the hypocrisy of a man who killed himself in the name of philosophy).
Even better, here is finally an atheist (or at least an agnostic) who is worth picking up and skimming through. Really, the number of anti-religion-in-general writers I've come across who aren't just polemical ranters is so small that it's always refreshing to find one who is honest, thoughtful, and consistent in his beliefs. Lucian is all of these things, with a wicked sense of humor to boot.
Read information about the authorLucian of Samosata was an Assyrian rhetorician, and satirist who wrote in the Greek language. He is noted for his witty and scoffing nature.
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