Public Reading @ Redpath Museum : A True Story


Redpath Museum In Auditorium., 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C4, CA
Free with donation to Museum.

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.

Image:  The illustration shows a battle between the Moon and Sun people. This is a 17th-century Dutch edition. Taken from The Guardian, May 2011.