I call to mind a line or two of comedy which I learned in your country : the talkative Have, one and all, their tongues pierced at the tip.5 In general, we consider that the real Heracles was a wise man who achieved everything by eloquence and applied... Lucian : in eight volumes. 2 - Page 67by Lucian (of Samosata.) - 1913Full view
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Michael Wintroub - History - 2006 - 306 pages
...humanist ideals of eloquence and prudence. According to Lucian's account, the people of Gaul believed that "the real Heracles was a wise man who achieved...eloquence and applied persuasion as his principal force." He then described a pictorial representation of Hercules that he claimed to have seen in his travels...