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True history, and Lucius, or the ass. Translated from the Greek by Paul Turner. Illustrated by Hellmuth Weissenborn. by Lucian of Samosata

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Published by J. Calder in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Voyages, Imaginary

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesLucius, or the ass
ContributionsTurner, Paul, 1917-,
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA4231 A5 T8 1958
The Physical Object
Pagination108p.
Number of Pages108
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18404852M

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Get this from a library! True history and Lucius or the ass. [Lucian, of Samosata.; Paul Turner]. Lucian of Samosata was a Greek rhetorician and satirist who flourished in the second century AD. Among the works attributed to him, the most famous are True History, Lucius, or the Ass . Lucius, or the Ass, a satirical novel charting the adventures of a young man who has been transformed into a donkey, is usually attributed to Lucian and is thought to be a source of Apuleius's Golden Ass. True History and Lucius or The Ass Quotes Showing of 1 “I see no reason for resigning my right to that inventive freedom which others enjoy; and, as I have no truth to put on record, having lived a very humdrum life, I fall back on falsehood--but falsehood of a more consistent variety; for I now make the only true statement you are to Author: Lucian of Samosata.

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