A History of the Literature of Ancient Greece Volume 3

A History of the Literature of Ancient Greece Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... accept from the emperor Severus an honourable and lucrative appointment' connected with the law-courts of Alexandria.9 Of the date of his death we know nothing; it has been inferred from the poem called Ocypus, of which the Tragopodagra is a continuation, ' that he suffered much at the end of his life from gout, which may have caused his death. Suidas says,"' with a wonderful vehemence of bigotry, that he was torn to pieces by dogs because he raved against the truth and blasphemed the name of Christ: ' whence, ' he adds, ' he paid an ample penalty in this life, and in the life to come he will inherit eternal fire with Satan.' This violence of language and atrocity of statement probably rest on no better foundation than some ecclesiastical tradition, suggested by the belief that Lucian wrote the Philopatris, and was a malignant enemy of the faith. But it has long been the opinion of critics that Lucian is not the author of Philopatris; and there is no reason to believe that he was more specially opposed to Christianity than he was generally to the forms of oriental superstition with which he had been led to class the history of our Saviour. 1 Ibid. 56. 9 Ibiol. 57. 3 De morte Peregrini, c. 43. ' E. Struve, De Luciani wtale et vitd, spec. II: 'quamvis enim se Athenis vivere diserte nunquam eloquitur, tamen ubique ipsa id scripta testantur, illa inquam illius aetatis optima et pulcherrima, dialogi illi festivi et urbanitatis pleni, qui Athenis semper agunt, et omnes omnino Atticam spit-ant elegantiam, et quoscunque sibi aequales memorat, ut quibus aut consuetudine et familiaritate fuisset conjunctns, aut quorum mores vitamque bene perpexisset, illo ipso tempore Athenis vixisse notnm...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833902
  • 9781236833907