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Luciano de Samosata

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Lucian, Greek prose writer, c.125-180, author of several dialogues and of the True History

Fishburn and Hughes: A Greek satirist, called the 'Blasphemer' for his attacks on religion. He wrote in a variety of genres, his most famous work being the True History, the first imaginary travelogue. In it Lucian claimed that, since nothing had happened to him that was worth writing about, he had turned to publishing untruths. He gave the following warning: This one thing I confidently pronounce for a truth, that I lie.' The mirror that Lucian saw in the kingdom of Endymion, which is 'that region that to us below seemed the moon', is described as follows: 'a mighty glass lying upon the top of a pit of no great depth, whereinto, if any man descends, he shall hear everything that is spoken upon the earth: if he but look into the glass, he shall see all the cities and all the nations as well as if he were among them. There had I the sight of all my friends and the whole country about: whether they saw me or not I cannot tell, but if they don't believe me they can go and look and they'll find my words true.' (See Ture History, pp.35-36) The Aleph