Lukian z Samosat cytaty
Lukian z Samosat
Data urodzenia: 120
Natępne imiona:Лукиан Самосатский
Lukian z Samosat – rzymski retor i satyryk, piszący po grecku, sofista. Zmarł prawdopodobnie w Atenach. Uważany jest za twórcę satyry społecznej.
Cytaty Lukian z Samosat
„For history, I say again, has this and this only for its own: if a man will start upon it, he must sacrifice to no God but Truth; he must neglect all else; his sole rule and unerring guide is this – to think not of those who are listening to him now, but of the yet unborn who shall seek his converse.“
Sect. 39; vol. 2, pp. 128-9; H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler (trans.) The Works of Lucian of Samosata.
"Menippus, a Necromantic Experiment", sect. 4; vol. 1, p. 158.
„I now make the only true statement you are to expect – that I am a liar. This confession is, I consider, a full defence against all imputations. My subject is, then, what I have neither seen, experienced, nor been told, what neither exists nor could conceivably do so. I humbly solicit my readers' incredulity.“
"The True History", sect. 4; vol. 2, p. 137.
Cited in Tim Flannery, Atmosphere of Hope. Solutions to the Climate Crisis, Penguin Books, 2015, page 81 .
Sect. 39; vol. 2, p. 128; H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler (trans.) The Works of Lucian of Samosata.
„I say, therefore, that he who would write history well must be possessed of these two principal qualifications, a fine understanding and a good style: one is the gift of nature, and cannot be taught; the other may be acquired by frequent exercise, perpetual labour and an emulation of the ancients.“