By Denis Brault, M.Ed. McGill '80, Professor of Latin and Greek for La Fondation Humanitas
Written by a second century Greek writer and widely thought to be the first science fiction story, A True Story by Lucian of Samosata is about a war to rule the Morning Star by the kings of the Moon and the Sun. Some of its notable characters include dog-faced men fighting on winged acorns, cloud-centaurs and stalk-and-mushroom men.
Musical accompaniment by cellist Vincent Bélanger. Part of a Public Reading Series.