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Lucian, The Ignorant Book-Collector, 25


nanthe trouble: besides your expensive books you must have your superannuated minions; you are insatiable in these pursuits, and you cannot follow both without money. Now observe how precious a thing is counsel. I recommend you to dispense with the superfluous, and confine your attention to your other foible; in other words, keep your money for the slave-dealers, or your private supplies will run short, and you will be reduced to calling in the services of freemen, who will want every penny you possess; otherwise there is nothing to prevent them from telling how your time is spent when you are in liquor. Only the other day I heard some very ugly stories about you — backed, too, by ocular evidence: the bystanders on that occasion are my witnesses how angry I was on your account; I was in two minds about giving the fellow a thrashing; and the annoying part of it was that he appealed to more than one witness who had had the same experience and told just the same tale. Let this be a warning to you to economize, so that you may be able to have your enjoyments at home in all security. I do not suggest that you should give up these practices: that is quite hopeless; the dog that has gnawed leather once will gnaw leather always. On the other hand, you can easily do without books. Your


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. Vergil, Aeneis, 9.473 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

9.473. of fair Euryalus less fatal found;
3. Plutarch, Crassus, 32 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. Seneca The Younger, Dialogi, 9.4-9.7 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 27.5-27.7 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

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

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

8. Lucian, The Ignorant Book-Collector, 19, 29, 4-5, 7, 16 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Lucian, Salaried Posts In Great Houses, 30 (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
autocletus Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
book, for circulation of literature Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 214
callicomides Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
capnosphrantes Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
cicero, on reading Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 214
cnemon Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
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
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
homer, performances of works of Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 214
horologius Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
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, on reading aloud Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 214
lucian of samosata Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
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
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
plato Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 214
pratinas Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
proverb Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
quotation, aloud' Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 214
shortness Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 42
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