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Lucian, A True Story, 2.14-2.15
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1. Homer, Odyssey, 4.219-4.226, 9.1-9.15 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Herodotus, Histories, 2.143 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2.143. Hecataeus the historian was once at Thebes , where he made a genealogy for himself that had him descended from a god in the sixteenth generation. But the priests of Zeus did with him as they also did with me (who had not traced my own lineage). ,They brought me into the great inner court of the temple and showed me wooden figures there which they counted to the total they had already given, for every high priest sets up a statue of himself there during his lifetime; ,pointing to these and counting, the priests showed me that each succeeded his father; they went through the whole line of figures, back to the earliest from that of the man who had most recently died. ,Thus, when Hecataeus had traced his descent and claimed that his sixteenth forefather was a god, the priests too traced a line of descent according to the method of their counting; for they would not be persuaded by him that a man could be descended from a god; they traced descent through the whole line of three hundred and forty-five figures, not connecting it with any ancestral god or hero, but declaring each figure to be a “Piromis” the son of a “Piromis”; in Greek, one who is in all respects a good man.
3. Plutarch, Table Talk, 1.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. Lucian, A True Story, 1.4, 1.7, 1.32, 2.12, 2.15, 2.28 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
allegory Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 114
autopsy Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 233
epicureanism Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 114
ethnography Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 233
homer Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 233
intertextuality' Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 233
lucian Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 233
odysseus Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 114
plato, performance of dialogues Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 114
plutarch, sympotic questions Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 114
symposia, in homer Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 114
symposia Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 114