In Search of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: The Traditional Tales of Lucian’s Lover of Lies by Daniel Ogden
English | December 15, 2007 | ISBN: 190512516X | True PDF | 312 pages | 3 MB
In Search of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the first book in English to be devoted to Lucian’s Philopseudes or Lover of Lies (ca. 170s AD). It comprises an extensive discussion, with full translation, on this engaging and satirical Greek text with its ten tales of magic and ghosts. One of these is the famous story of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice , and this conveys the flavour of the rest. In other tales a plague of snakes is blasted with a miraculous scorching breath, a woman is drawn to her admirer by an animated cupid doll, and a haunted house is cleansed of its monstrous ghost.