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Six Dialogues of Lucian (Paperback) Loot Price: R328
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Six Dialogues of Lucian (Paperback): Lucian

Six Dialogues of Lucian (Paperback)


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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE SHIP; OR, THE WISHES Lucian. Did I not say a vulture would sooner overlook his spoils among the dead, though they lay out upon the road, than Timolaus miss an unusual sight ? He would not miss it though he had to go to Corinth for it, and run all the way without taking breath. Yes, you do love a spectacle, and never spare yourself for such pleasures. Timolaus. Why, what would you have, Lucian ? I had nothing to do, and I was told of this monster vessel of extraordinary proportions putting in at the Piraeus. She is one of the Egyptian corn ships, and bound for Italy. I am pretty certain that both of you, Samippus and yourself, left the city with no other object than to see the vessel. Luc. Quite true, and Adeimantus of Myrrinus came with us. I don't know, though, where he is now, for he wandered off among the crowd of spectators. We came together as far as the ship, and we were in the act of going on board. You went first, I think, Samippus, and next to you was Adeimantus, and I came after him, clinging to him with both hands; he escorted me the whole length of the gangway, and handed me up, though I had sandals on, and he had none; but afterthat, I never set eyes on him again, either on board, or after we came ashore. Samippus. Do you remember, Lucian, where he left us ? It was, I think, just when that handsome youth came forward from the cabin?the youth who had a dress of fine linen, and his hair tied up and drawn back from both sides of his forehead. I think I know Adeimantus, and I believe that the sight of this pretty fellow made him bid a long good-bye to the shipwright, though he was then taking us round the ship; and that he is now standing by the Egyptian shedding the customary tear; for our friend's admirations always end in tears. Luc. Samippus, / di...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Lucian
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 104
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-87764-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-87764-8
Barcode: 9780217877640

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