Lucian's "True History". Its Credible Parts Interpreted

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People have been writing forever about travels to the Moon. Lucian's "True History", a "monument of lies", written in the 2nd century A.D., is one such book. This analysis of his Moon travel story in Far Antiquity makes sense of the bizarre events described by Lucian and shows them to concur with our own experiences with and ideas about space, space travel and biotechnology. More

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Review by: PATRICK HESS on July 29, 2015 :
The author takes a serious stab at interpreting an ancient text in modern terms. I am sure he utilizes his own moral and social compass as well as his cultural and personal points of reference to accomplish this. That may be the only downfall to the book as I believe it blinds him to some more likely interpretations. He starts with a pre-conceived notion and goes about proving it.
It is well written and of interest to those who find this genre interesting.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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