Lucian vs. the False Prophet: Translation and annotations

A new annotated translation of the classic 'Alexandros or: The False Prophet' by Lucian of Samosata:

His mind would never settle with petty aims; 
he always saw the greater thing. 

In a time 1850 years ago when scientific thinking was on decline and religious fundamentalism winning over, a petty illusionist known as Alexandros reinvented himself as high priest and guru of the demonic serpent Glycon, a god he had created from scratch: a ‘Muppet god’ moved by trickery to delude the masses and relieve them of their money.
The account left by Lucian who committed himself to unmasking the mischievous imposter is the oldest preserved account of the war between scepticism and superstition that is still prevalent in our days. 

5.25" x 8" (13.335 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
130 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1546738725 ISBN-10: 154673872X

> Sample reading on
Alexandros the Pseudomancer was our main inspiration for Chaeremon, the villain of the first story arc in our series of historical novels: Romanike

The complete ROMANIKE series: six volumes, two story arcs


Glycon the Muppet God: Alexandros' faked deity introduces itself.

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