Books > Old Books > The Mission Of Greece (1928)


Page 273

LUCIAN

answers to my one question. This was, When will Alexander's imposture be detected ? The answers concerned nothing in heaven or earth, but were all silly and meaningless together. He afterwards found out about this, and also that I had tried to dissuade Rutilianus both from the marriage and from putting any confidence in the oracle ; so he naturally conceived a. violent dislike for me. When Rutilianus once put a question to him about me, the answer was :
Night-haunts and foul debauch are all his joy.
My object, dear friend, in making this small selection from a great mass of material has been twofold. First, I was willing to oblige a friend and comrade who is for me the pattern of wisdom, sincerity, good humour, justice, tranquillity, and geniality. But secondly I was still more concerned (a preference which you will be very far from resenting) to strike a blow for Epicurus, that great man whose holiness and divinity of nature were not shams, who alone had and imparted true insight into the good, and who brought deliverance to all that consorted with him., Yet I think casual readers too may find my essay not unserviceable, since it is not only destructive, but, for men of sense, constructive also.

Alexander was beyond doubt a quack. It is otherwise with the individual satirized in the following extract. Peregrinus was a Cynic, and apparently a sincere fanatic, travestied by Lucian, who did not like or understand `enthusiasm'. He may well have been sincerely attracted by Christianity ; his attacks on the imperial regime and on the millionaire Herodes Atticus were doubtless sincere, and his suicide meant for heroic martyrdom. But the chief interest of the dialogue is as showing how the Christians impressed a cultivated Greek of the second century ; Lucian's derision is an unintended testimonial.

IT was now that he came across the priests and scribes of theChristians, in Palestine, and picked up their queer creed. I can tell you, he pretty soon convinced them of his superiority ;

travel books:
where is HTML where is HEAD where is TITLE answers to my one question. This was, When will Alexander's imposture be detected ? what is answers concerned nothing in heaven or earth, but were all silly and meaningless together. He afterwards found out about this, and also that I had tried to dissuade Rutilianus both from what is marriage and from putting any confidence in what is oracle ; so he naturally conceived a. bad dislike for me. When Rutilianus once put a question to him about me, what is answer was : Night-haunts and foul debauch are all his joy. My object, dear friend, in making this small selection from a great mass of material has been twofold. First, I was willing to oblige a friend and comrade who is for me what is pattern of wisdom, sincerity, good humour, justice, tranquillity, and geniality. But secondly I was still more concerned (a preference which you will be very far from resenting) to strike a blow for Epicurus, that great man whose holiness and divinity of nature were not shams, who alone had and imparted true insight into what is good, and who brought deliverance to all that consorted with him., Yet I think casual readers too may find my essay not unserviceable, since it is not only destructive, but, for men of sense, constructive also. Alexander was beyond doubt a quack. It is otherwise with what is individual satirized in what is following extract. Peregrinus was a Cynic, and apparently a sincere fanatic, travestied by Lucian, who did not like or understand `enthusiasm'. He may well have been sincerely attracted by Christianity ; his attacks on what is imperial regime and on what is millionaire Herodes Atticus were doubtless sincere, and his suicide meant for heroic martyrdom. But what is chief interest of what is dialogue is as showing how what is Christians impressed a cultivated Greek of what is second century ; Lucian's derision is an unintended testimonial. IT was now that he came across what is priests and scribes of theChristians, in Palestine, and picked up their queer creed. I can tell you, he pretty soon convinced them of his superiority ; where is meta name="keywords" content="old books, Free book , free book offer , free audio books , free coloring book pages , free book reports , free audio book , audio books free download , book free , free guest book , books free , free book summaries , download free audio books , free childrens books." where is where are they now rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../style.css" where is meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" where is BODY bgColor=#ffffff text="#000000" where are they now ="#000000" v where are they now ="#FF0000" where is div align="center" where is strong where is strong where is a href="http://www.aaoldbooks.com" Books > where is a href="../default.asp" title="Book" Old Books > where is strong where is a href="default.asp" title="The Collected Short Stories Of Ring Lander (1924)" The Mission Of Greece (1928) where is table width="700" border="1" align="center" cellpadding="15" cellspacing="0" where is center where is tr where is td width="160" align="center" valign="top" where is div align="center" where is td align="center" valign="top" where is div align="left" where is div align="center" where is p align="left" Page 273 where is p align="center" where is strong LUCIAN where is p align="justify" answers to my one question. This was, When will Alexander's imposture be detected ? what is answers concerned nothing in heaven or earth, but were all silly and meaningless together. He afterwards found out about this, and also that I had tried to dissuade Rutilianus both from what is marriage and from putting any confidence in what is oracle ; so he naturally conceived a. bad dislike for me. When Rutilianus once put a question to him about me, what is answer was : Night-haunts and foul debauch are all his joy. My object, dear friend, in making this small selection from a great mass of material has been twofold. First, I was willing to oblige a friend and comrade who is for me what is pattern of wisdom, sincerity, good humour, justice, tranquillity, and geniality. But secondly I was still more concerned (a preference which you will be very far from resenting) to strike a blow for Epicurus, that great man whose holiness and divinity of nature were not shams, who alone had and imparted true insight into what is good, and who brought deliverance to all that consorted with him., Yet I think casual readers too may find my essay not unserviceable, since it is not only destructive, but, for men of sense, constructive also. Alexander was beyond doubt a quack. It is otherwise with what is individual satirized in what is following extract. Peregrinus was a Cynic, and apparently a sincere fanatic, travestied by Lucian, who did not like or understand `enthusiasm'. He may well have been sincerely attracted by Christianity ; his attacks on what is imperial regime and on what is millionaire Herodes Atticus were doubtless sincere, and his suicide meant for heroic martyrdom. But what is chief interest of what is dialogue is as showing how what is Christians impressed a cultivated Greek of what is second century ; Lucian's derision is an unintended testimonial. IT was now that he came across what is priests and scribes of theChristians, in Palestine, and picked up their queer creed. I can tell you, he pretty soon convinced them of his superiority ; where is Server.Execute("_SiteMap.asp") %

Pages: default , 001 , 002 , 003 , 003 , 004 , 005 , 006 , 006 , 007 , 008 , 009 , 010 , 010 , 011 , 013 , 014 , 014 , 015 , 016 , 017 , 018 , 019 , 020 , 021 , 022 , 023 , 024 , 025 , 026 , 027 , 028 , 028 , 029 , 030 , 031 , 032 , 033 , 034 , 035 , 036 , 036 , 037 , 038 , 039 , 040 , 041 , 042 , 043 , 044 , 045 , 046 , 047 , 048 , 049 , 050 , 051 , 052 , 053 , 054 , 055 , 056 , 057 , 058 , 059 , 060 , 061 , 062 , 063 , 064 , 065 , 066 , 067 , 068 , 069 , 070 , 071 , 072 , 073 , 075 , 076 , 076 , 077 , 078 , 079 , 080 , 081 , 082 , 083 , 084 , 085 , 086 , 087 , 088 , 089 , 090 , 091 , 092 , 093 , 094 , 095 , 096 , 097 , 098 , 099 , 100 , 101 , 102 , 103 , 104 , 105 , 106 , 107 , 108 , 109 , 110 , 111 , 112 , 113 , 114 , 115 , 116 , 117 , 118 , 119 , 120 , 121 , 122 , 123 , 124 , 125 , 126 , 127 , 128 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 132 , 133 , 134 , 135 , 136 , 137 , 139 , 140 , 141 , 142 , 143 , 144 , 145 , 146 , 147 , 148 , 149 , 150 , 151 , 152 , 153 , 154 , 155 , 156 , 157 , 158 , 159 , 160 , 161 , 162 , 163 , 164 , 165 , 166 , 167 , 168 , 169 , 170 , 171 , 172 , 173 , 174 , 175 , 176 , 177 , 178 , 179 , 180 , 181 , 183 , 184 , 185 , 186 , 187 , 188 , 189 , 190 , 191 , 192 , 193 , 195 , 196 , 197 , 198 , 199 , 200 , 201 , 202 , 203 , 204 , 205 , 206 , 207 , 208 , 209 , 210 , 211 , 213 , 214 , 214 , 215 , 216 , 217 , 218 , 219 , 220 , 221 , 222 , 223 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 227 , 228 , 229 , 230 , 231 , 232 , 233 , 234 , 235 , 236 , 237 , 238 , 239 , 240 , 241 , 242 , 243 , 244 , 245 , 246 , 247 , 248 , 249 , 250 , 251 , 252 , 253 , 254 , 255 , 256 , 257 , 258 , 259 , 260 , 261 , 262 , 263 , 264 , 265 , 266 , 267 , 268 , 269 , 270 , 271 , 272 , 273 , 274 , 275 , 276 , 277 , 278 , 279 , 280 , 281 , 282 , 283 , 284 , 285 , 286 , 287 , 288 , 289 , 290 , 291 , 292 , 293 , 294 , 295 , 296 , 297 , 298 , 300 , 301 , 302 ,