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Con l'arguzia e il sarcasmo che gli sono propri, Luciano prende di mira uno stolto bibliomane che spera di rimediare alla propria ignoranza facendo incetta di volumi rari e costosi. La folgorante invettiva sbeffeggia il facoltoso collezionista che si circonda di libri ma non capisce nulla di quello che legge, come un asino che al suono della lira muove le orecchie. Del res ...more
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Published by Sillage (first published January 1st 1994)
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Yann
Lucien, Romain d'origine Syriaque du IIeme siècle après JC déroule sa prose mordante cette fois contre les sots qui entassent leurs bibliothèques de livres précieux et anciens, alors qu'ils ne disposent pas du bagage culturel et intellectuel pour les apprécier. Tout gonflés de l'honneur que leur font les flatteurs qui vivent à leurs dépend, ils n'ont pas conscience qu'ils sont la risée de tous. Lucien est également l'auteur du plus ancien livre de science fiction que je connaisse, dans lequel so ...more
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Lucian 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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More about Lucian of Samosata...
Selected Satires Lucian: Dialogues of the Dead. Dialogues of the Sea-Gods. Dialogues of the Gods. Dialogues of the Courtesans. (Loeb Classical Library No. 431) Storia vera Chattering Courtesans and Other Sardonic Sketches The Works of Lucian of Samosata

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