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Lucian, Salaried Posts In Great Houses, 30


nanSYRIAN: In view, gentlemen, of the indignation that plaintiff has expressed at the idea of my employing her gift of eloquence in order to maintain my cause at large, I shall confine myself to a brief and summary refutation of her charges, and shall then leave the whole matter to your discernment. Gentlemen, all that the plaintiff has said is true. She educated me; she bore me company in my travels; she made a Greek of me. She has each of these claims to a husband's gratitude. I have now to give my reasons for abandoning her, and cultivating the acquaintance of Dialogue: and, believe me, no motive of self-interest shall induce me to misrepresent the facts. I found, then, that the discreet bearing, the seemly


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

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1. Menander, Dyscolus, 111, 110 (4th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

2. Alciphron, Letters, 1.15, 2.2, 2.9, 2.27, 2.32, 3.11, 3.19 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

3. Longus, Daphnis And Chloe, 3.9 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. Lucian, The Ignorant Book-Collector, 25, 19 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5. Lucian, The Double Indictment, 28, 33-34, 27 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

27. Gentlemen, the defendant was no more than a boy β€” he still spoke with his native accent, and might at any moment have exhibited himself in the garb of an Assyrian β€” when I found him wandering up and down Ionia, at a loss for employment. I took him in hand; I gave him an education; and, convinced of his capabilities and of his devotion to me (for he was my very humble servant in those days, and had no admiration to spare for anyone else), I turned my back upon the many suitors who sought my hand, upon the wealthy, the brilliant and the high born, and betrothed myself to this monster of ingratitude; upon this obscure pauper boy I bestowed the rich dowry of my surpassing eloquence, brought him to be enrolled among my own people, and made him my fellow citizen, to the bitter mortification of his unsuccessful rivals. When he formed the resolution of travelling, in order to make his good fortune known to the world, I did not remain behind: I accompanied him everywhere, from city to city, shedding my lustre upon him, and clothing him in honour and renown. of our travels in Greece and Ionia, I say nothing: he expressed a wish to visit Italy: I sailed the Ionian Sea with him, and attended him even as far as Gaul, scattering plenty in his path.For a long time he consulted my wishes in everything, was unfailing in his attendance upon me, and never passed a night away from my side.
6. Lucian, Salaried Posts In Great Houses, 27 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Lucian, The Syrian Goddess, 1 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1. There is in Syria a city not far from the river Euphrates: it is called β€œthe Sacred City,” and is sacred to the Assyrian Hera. As far as I can judge this name was not conferred upon the city when it was first settled, but originally it bore another name. In course of time the great sacrifices were held therein, and then this title was bestowed upon it. I will speak of this city, and of what it contains. I will speak also of the laws which govern its holy rites, of its popular assemblies and of the sacrifices offered by its citizens. I will speak also of all the traditions attaching to the founders of this holy place: and of the manner of the founding of its temple. I write as an Assyrian born who have witnessed with mine own eyes some of the facts which I am about to narrate: some, again, I learnt from the priests: they occurred before my time, but I narrate them as they were told to me.
8. Lucian, How To Write History, 24 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Lucian, The Dead Come To Life Or The Fisherman, 19 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



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alciphron Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
ampelion Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
antiochos iv of commagene Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 28
autocletus Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
callicomides Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
capnosphrantes Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
cnemon Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
commagene, culture, history Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 28
dialogue Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
dio chrysostom Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
echo Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
elite, commagenian Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 28
enneacrounos (fountain) Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
euergus Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
farmer Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
gnathon Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
hetaera Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
horologius Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
identity, ethnic Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 28
imitation Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
iophon Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
laemocyclops Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
longus Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
lucian of samosata Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42; Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 28, 86
menander Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
myrrhina Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
name Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
novel, greek novel Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
paideia Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 86
parasite Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
pepaideumenos Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
philosopher Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
pratinas Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
proverb Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
provincialisation Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 28
rome (city) Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 28
shortness Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
soldiers Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 28
thrasycles Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
time (temporality) Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
timon Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
wealth' Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42