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Epicuro el sabio (Epicurus: The Sage Complete)

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DESCUBRE LOS MITOS, DIOSES Y FILÓSOFOS DE LA MANO DE EPICURO DE SAMOS.
El famosísimo filósofo Epicuro el Sabio se traslada de Samos, su ciudad natal, a Atenas, el centro mundial de la filosofía, el arte y la democracia. Allí conocerá a Platón , Aristóteles , al respetado Sócrates y al pequeño Alejandro el Magno . Juntos vivirán aventuras muy divertidas, revivirán mitos clás
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Hardcover, 160 pages
Published June 30th 2009 by Norma Editorial (first published January 1991)
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Sean
Jan 30, 2015 Sean rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Old school Sam Kieth and William Messner-Loebs, repackaged and reprinted in '03 with an extra story and three pages of sketchbook material. I never really noticed how deeply the 1970s underground comix influences ran in Kieth's work before, which is odd because I've followed him somewhat religiously forever and it's plain as day here. Overall, he's had much better showings - both in the earlier stories, which were printed between '89 and '91, and the later tale which was created specifically for ...more
Mayumi
May 09, 2012 Mayumi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Writer William Messner-Loebs and artist Sam Kieth tinker a lot with history, including Greek gods and myths into the titular character's travels across Greece in search of students for his school of Moderation, but it is some darn funny tinkering. The writing is somewhat subtle for your typical comic book (or comics reader), but students of classic civilization, classical history, folklore, and mythology will likely get some laughs out of the representations of philosophers and the gods who poke ...more
Kathleen Allen
Sep 18, 2016 Kathleen Allen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For those who are fans of the old MAD magazine, this is in that genre. Irreverent and sometimes over the top. A satirical look at Alexander the Great and some of the philosophers such as Epicurus who are very loosely in the same era. They journey together and bounce ideas off of each other, reacting to circumstances within their historical characterizations, as we understand them. It's a fun read. I enjoyed it.
Colin
May 27, 2016 Colin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A light-hearted graphic novel romp through a good portion of ancient Greek philosophy, following Epicurus on a mission to Hades for Persephone on behalf of Demeter (in none of whom Epicurus really believes, anyway!). Fun stuff!
Delicious Strawberry
For a old graphic novel, this was actually a pretty entertaining read. It's a retelling of the Greek myths but with more naughty humor along with modern-day references. The artwork and colors are pretty good for their time, and the stories within are entertaining (three of them altogether) along with some exploration of philosophy and mythology for a decent price make for a solid buy. I especially liked the Hades and Persephone tale - it was funny to see the idea that they eloped together and ma ...more
Debra
Aug 28, 2013 Debra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, graphic-novel
If you have read or endured the Greek philosophers at some point in your education, you will really enjoy the fun in this graphic novel. The author pokes fun at the august Plato and Socrates, using Epicurus as the foil. These poor guys stumble though life finding that there abstract thinking does not always pan out in the real world. Very, very enjoyable!
Warning: nudity. Hey, this is the Greeks. Remember exercising in the nude gymnasiums.
Anthony Menix
May 02, 2012 Anthony Menix rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I personally didn't like this book much at all. It has a lot of hard to understand words, and it didn't seem to follow a solid story to me. I felt like it was jumping all over the place.
Jason
Sep 15, 2010 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charming retelling of Greek myths with a cast of anachronistically assorted philosophers, including the eponymous Epicurus. Clever writing, beautifully rendered artwork.
Dan
Apr 20, 2012 Dan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
The title is somewhat of a misnomer since only the first story deals with Epicurus and the rest of the work deals with Greek Mythology.
NaomiRuth
Oct 05, 2013 NaomiRuth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: af, graphic-novels
This was great. I laughed all over the place. I loved the artwork and color of it. Just great. There needs to be more of these.
Jonathan Lupa
Sep 26, 2011 Jonathan Lupa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite graphics novels.
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William Messner-Loebs (born William Francis Loebs, Jr., February 19, 1949) is an American comic book writer and artist from Michigan, also known as Bill Loebs and Bill Messner-Loebs. His hyphenated surname is a combination of his and his wife's unmarried surnames.

Since the 1980s he has written substantial runs of series published by DC, Image, Comico, and other smaller comics publishers, including
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