Lucian of Samosata (2nd century CE Satirist)
“The noblest of philosophies for sale, the most distinguished; who’ll buy? Who wants to be more than man? Who wants to apprehend the music of the spheres and to be born again?”
- In this passage from Philosophies for Sale, Lucian satirizes the various philosophies of the Roman world. He likens philosophy teachers to merchants advertising their wares.