Lucian of Samosata

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.


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