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Lucian, The Ignorant Book-Collector, 4

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

2. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 27.6-27.7 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3. Gellius, Attic Nights, 1.7, 18.4.1 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

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

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

34. Her. Now, Syrian: what do you say to that?Syrian. Gentlemen of the jury, I am surprised. Nothing could be more unexpected than the charge Dialogue has brought against me. When I first took him in hand, he was regarded by the world at large as one whose interminable discussions had soured his temper and exhausted his vitality. His labours entitled him to respect, but he had none of the attractive qualities that could secure him popularity. My first step was to accustom him to walk upon the common ground like the rest of mankind; my next, to make him presentable, by giving him a good bath and teaching him to smile. Finally, I assigned him Comedy as his yokefellow, thus gaining him the confidence of his hearers, who until then would as soon have thought of picking up a hedgehog as of venturing into the thorny presence of Dialogue.But I know what the grievance is: he wants me to sit and discourse subtle nothings with him about the immortality of the soul, and the exact number of pints of pure homogeneous essence that went to the making of the universe, and the claims of rhetoric to be called a shadow of a fraction of statecraft, or a fourth part of flattery. He takes a curious pleasure in refinements of this kind; it tickles his vanity most deliciously to be told that not every man can see so far into the ideal as he. Evidently he expects me to conform to his taste in this respect; he is still hankering after those lost wings; his eyes are turned upwards; he cannot see the things that lie before his feet. I think there is nothing else he can complain of. He cannot say that I, who pass for a barbarian, have torn off his Greek dress, and replaced it with one like my own: that would have been another matter; to deprive him of his native garb were indeed a crime.Gentlemen, I have made my defence, as far as in me lies: I trust that your present verdict will confirm the former one.Her. Well I never! All ten are for you again. Only one dissentient, and he the same one as before. True to his envious principles, he must ever give his vote against his betters. The jurors may now leave the court. The remaining cases will come on tomorrow.
6. 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 “the 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.
7. Lucian, The Scythian, Or The Consul, 9 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. Vergil, Aeneis, 9.473

9.473. of fair Euryalus less fatal found;

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeneid (vergil) Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
aramaic Merz and Tieleman (2012) 85
atargatis Merz and Tieleman (2012) 85
atrectus Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
book,for circulation of literature Johnson and Parker (2009) 214
bookseller,in rome Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
bookseller,lucian on Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
bookshop,as gathering place Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
cicero,on reading Johnson and Parker (2009) 214
cicero,on tyrannio as book specialist Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
cicero Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
dionysius,sextus peducaeus Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
documents\n,and literature Arthur-Montagne DiGiulio and Kuin (2022) 76
documents\n,definition of Arthur-Montagne DiGiulio and Kuin (2022) 76
dorus Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
galen,on bookshops Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
gellius,aulus,on bookshops Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
grammarian,in bookshops Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
grammarian Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
hesiod Arthur-Montagne DiGiulio and Kuin (2022) 76
hierapolis Merz and Tieleman (2012) 85
homer,performances of works of Johnson and Parker (2009) 214
homer Arthur-Montagne DiGiulio and Kuin (2022) 76
libraries,of the mind Arthur-Montagne DiGiulio and Kuin (2022) 76
libraries Arthur-Montagne DiGiulio and Kuin (2022) 76
lucian,on booksellers Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
lucian,on reading aloud Johnson and Parker (2009) 214
lucian of samosata Merz and Tieleman (2012) 85
memory Arthur-Montagne DiGiulio and Kuin (2022) 76
paideia Arthur-Montagne DiGiulio and Kuin (2022) 76
pictor,fabius Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
plato Johnson and Parker (2009) 214
quotation,aloud' Johnson and Parker (2009) 214
schools Arthur-Montagne DiGiulio and Kuin (2022) 76
seneca the younger Arthur-Montagne DiGiulio and Kuin (2022) 76
slavery Arthur-Montagne DiGiulio and Kuin (2022) 76
trypho Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
tyrannio Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
ulpian library,ulpian of tyre Johnson and Parker (2009) 275
vergil,aeneid Johnson and Parker (2009) 275