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Epicurean, The

Author(s): Moore, Thomas Pages: 275
Publisher: Wells and Lilly Date of Publication: 1827
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Setting: Egypt Period: 257 AD (Code: 8c)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan: c/p
Mystery: n First Person:
Subject: Athenian philosopher goes to Egypt to find immortality & becomes a Christian. --- ÒAD 257. Alciphron, chief Epicurean in Athens, goes to Egypt in search of immortality and undergoes partial initiation in the pyramids. He escapes, falls in love with a priestess, and both become Christians.Ó (Kelly)
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Rating: ÒThis tale, it must be admitted, is given a place mainly on account of its literary interest; as a historical romance it has been very severely criticised.Ó (Nield)

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