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The Book of Marvels, a compilation of marvellous events of a grotesque, bizarre or sensational nature, was composed in the second century A.D. by Phlegon of Tralles, a Greek freedman of the Roman emperor Hadrian. This remarkable text is the earliest surviving work of pure sensationalism in Western literature.


The Book is arranged thematically: Ghosts; Sex-Changers and Herma
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published 1997 by Liverpool University Press (first published 120)
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