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LUCIAN

works have survived under his name, too miscellaneous to be brought into definite classes. He prefers the dialogue form, of which he is a master, and which he uses to express his views, much after the manner of Anatole France. For his philosophy of life, Nigyinus and Hermotimus, or satires like Charon and The Voyage to the Lower World ; for portraits of impostors, Alexander and The Death of PeyegYinus ; for satires on ancient religion, The Gods in Council, Zeus Cross-examined, Zeus as Tragedian, and Dialogues of the Gods ; for criticisms of contemporary philosophy, The Sale of Creeds and The Fisherman ; for the life of a Greek philosopher in a Roman household, The Defiendant Scholay ; and for an admirable skit on travellers' tales, The Trite History-can be especially recommended. Almost everything he wrote is worth reading : and the reader's best course is to get a volume in the Oxford Translation and dip at random.
Unlike Plutarch, whose eyes are fixed more on what he loves and admires than on what he dislikes and despises, Lucian at first impresses the reader as essentially negative. He is pleasantly occupied with exposing humbug and deriding stupidity. He satirizes the great pretensions and small performances of contemporary philosophy, the absurdities of Greek religion, the vulgarities of the plutocrat. The follies of the pedant, the spiritualist, the book-collector are pilloried as mercilessly as the more vulgar credulities of mankind. Lucian moves up and down pricking the gaudy bubbles of vanity and fraud. That perhaps is why to many people he seems merely negative. Yet he has a positive ideal. He himself says, ` My profession is to hate pretension and imposture, lying and pride : I hate their whole loathsome tribe, and you know how numerous they are. However, I do not neglect the complementary branch, in which love takes the place of hate, and which includes love of truth and beauty and simplicity and of all that belongs to love's world.' I The words find an echo in all ages of culture. The temper and almost the language is that of Goethe's Im Ganzen, Guten, Schonen yesolut zu leben, and Matthew Arnold's ` Sweetness and Light '. It is the gospel of the educated man of letters. Its weaknesses are easy to point out-vagueness, want of ` body ', remoteness from common life, a tendency to express itself in negatives. Its value is in pricking bubbles, in clearing the turbid waters

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