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Summary of Lucian Voyage to the Lower World

Date: 150-170 C.E.

Description: In this dialogue from Lucian, the cruelty, extravagance, and insensibility of the rich and great, with their fond attachment to life, and all its follies, are painted in the liveliest of colors. The characters of Micyllus is a fine contrast to Megapenthes. It is a humorous, lampooning of the tyrant's lamentations, personified by the bed and lamp, and bringing them in as evidence.

Fowler, H. W. The Works of Lucian of Samosata, Clarendon Press, 1905


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