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Lucian, Alexander The False Prophet, 2


nanThere are you asking that the memory of an arch-scoundrel should be perpetuated in writing; here am I going seriously into an investigation of this sort — the doings of a person whose deserts entitled him not to be read about by the cultivated, but to be torn to pieces in the amphitheatre by apes or foxes, with a vast audience looking on. Well, well, if any one does cast reflections of that sort upon us, we shall at least have a precedent to plead. Arrian himself, disciple of Epictetus, distinguished Roman, and product of lifelong culture as he was, had just our experience, and shall make our defence. He condescended, that is, to put on record the life of the robber Tilliborus. The robber we propose to immortalize was of a far more pestilent kind, following his profession not in the forests and mountains, but in cities; he was not content to overrun a Mysia or an Ida; his booty came not from a few scantily populated districts of Asia; one may say that the scene of his depredations was the whole Roman Empire.


nanI confess to being a little ashamed both on your account and my own. There are you asking that the memory of arch scoundrel should be perpetuated in writing; here am I going seriously into an investigation of this sort — the doings of a person whose deserts entitled him not to be read about by the cultivated, but to be torn to pieces in the amphitheatre by apes or foxes, with a vast audience looking on. Well, well, if any one does cast reflections of that sort upon us, we shall at least have a precedent to plead. Arrian himself, a disciple of Epictetus[1], distinguished Roman, and product of lifelong culture as he was, had just our experience and shall make our defence. He condescended, that is, to put on record the life of the robber Tilliborus[2]. The robber we propose to immortalize was of a far more pestilent kind, following his profession not in the forests and mountains, but in cities; he was not content to overrun a Mysia or an Ida[3]; his booty came not from a few scantily populated districts of Asia; one may say that the scene of his depredations was the whole Roman Empire. [1] Arrian … Epictetus | Arrian wrote down the Stoic philosophy of Epictetus. He was also author of famous biographies and histories. [2] Tilliborus | This text by Arrian is no longer extant.6) [3] a Mysia or an Ida | Mysia - region near Troy; Ida - mountain near Troy.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

11 results
1. Ovid, Tristia, 2.413-2.416 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

2. Dio Chrysostom, Orations, 1.62, 1.84, 3.42, 4.44, 21.6, 57.6 (1st cent. CE

3. Epictetus, Discourses, 1.9.32, 1.18.1, 1.29.44, 2.18.28, 3.22.30, 3.22.63, 3.22.75, 3.22.79, 3.22.99 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. Plutarch, Brutus, 4.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5. Plutarch, Comparison of Lucullus With Cimon, 2.5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. Plutarch, Crassus, 32 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Plutarch, Moralia, None (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. Aelius Aristides, Orations, 50.72 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Lucian, Apology, 12 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

10. Philostratus The Athenian, Lives of The Sophists, 524 (2nd cent. CE

11. Justinian, Digest, 48.3.6.1 (5th cent. CE - 6th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
"romance, " ix Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 409
abradatas Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
ailian Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 409
ailios aristides Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 409
alexander the great Baumann and Liotsakis, Reading History in the Roman Empire (2022) 216
amastris, avenue supervisors Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
antheia Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
antoninus pius, emperor Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
apparition Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 409
apparitions Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 409
araspes Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
aristides (author of milesiaka) Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
arnan Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
arrian Baumann and Liotsakis, Reading History in the Roman Empire (2022) 216; Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317, 409, 474
asia Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
asklepios Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 409
atticism Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
bandits Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317, 409
biography Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
celer Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
damaskios Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
dionysios (author) Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
dream literature Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 409
dreams Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 409
epiktetos Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 74; Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
erotic element of greek novel Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
eubios Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
fish-eaters Baumann and Liotsakis, Reading History in the Roman Empire (2022) 216
habrokomes Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
heliodoros Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
helios Baumann and Liotsakis, Reading History in the Roman Empire (2022) 216
hemitheos sybarttika Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
henrichs, a. Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
hiatus Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
hordeonius lollianos Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
ida, mount Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
ida mountain Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
instantius rufus Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
julius severus, proconsul Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
kleon, ex-brigand, founder of juliopolis, and priest of komana pontica Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
lollianos, ix Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
longos Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
loukianos Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 74
low-life topics Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
lucian Baumann and Liotsakis, Reading History in the Roman Empire (2022) 216; Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317, 409
macedonians Baumann and Liotsakis, Reading History in the Roman Empire (2022) 216
marcus aurelius Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 74
milestaka Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
mussetus Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
mysia Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
nearchus Baumann and Liotsakis, Reading History in the Roman Empire (2022) 216
neolithic/chalcolithic age (ca. Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
nereids Baumann and Liotsakis, Reading History in the Roman Empire (2022) 216
new testament Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 409
occupation/occupational designations, lawyer Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
pantheia Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
philostratos Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317, 409
phrynichos Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
physicians Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
plutarch Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 74; Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 409
polis, imperial period Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
polis offices, agriopiastes Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
polis offices, astynomos Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
polis offices, curator Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
polis offices, diogmitai Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
polis offices, eirenarches Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
polis offices, elaiones Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
polis offices, eutheniarches Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
polis offices, orophylax Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
polis offices, paraphylax Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
polis offices, platearches Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
polis offices, sitologos/sitones Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
priest(ess)/priesthood, in komana of pontos Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
religious tale of conversion Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 409
robbers, in the provinces of the imperial period Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
roman Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
roman empire as a unit Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 74
romans Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
rustius Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
seleukid Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
sparta' Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 74
surena Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
sybarttika Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
tilliboros (or tilloboros), robber Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 430
tillorobos Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 474
tillorobos (also spelled tilloboros) Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317, 409, 474
xenophon kyropatdeia Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317
xenophon of ephesos Stephens and Winkler, Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (1995) 317