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The Seven Who Slept (Classic Reprint)

The Seven Who Slept (Classic Reprint)

by A. Kingsley Porter
     
 

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Excerpt from The Seven Who Slept

In the days of the glory of Rome - when men were wont, just as now, to throw their shoulders out of joint by striving to embrace the universe - the poet Lucretius dreamed a dream saturated with the perfume of adolescence. He imagined he could free the human race from superstition. Shocked at the cruelty of the state religion, at the

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Excerpt from The Seven Who Slept

In the days of the glory of Rome - when men were wont, just as now, to throw their shoulders out of joint by striving to embrace the universe - the poet Lucretius dreamed a dream saturated with the perfume of adolescence. He imagined he could free the human race from superstition. Shocked at the cruelty of the state religion, at the waste and uselessness of worship to imaginary deities, at the immorality of certain rites, at the imbecility of the apotheosized emperors, he determined to open men's eyes, to point out to them the truth.

To-day Lucretius' purpose is accomplished, albeit not by him and through forces he little imagined. The gods of Rome, cold as any stone, are wrapped in a sempiternal twilight. On this wide planet with all its extravagant sects and conflicting creeds, with its myriad world-weary, belief-hungry human beings, there is no longer a man who believes in Jove or even Apollo.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781332194964
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
08/05/2015
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)

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