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  • Selection_681.pngAlexander the Oracle-Monger By Lucian of Samosata, translated by H. W. and F. G. Fowler (1905) Characters: Lucian, writing a letter to a friend. Context: Lucian relates the story of a famous fraud. You, my dear Celsus, possibly suppose yourself to be laying upon me quite a trifling task: Write me down in a book and send me the life and adventures, the tricks and frauds, of the impostor Alexander of Abonutichus. In fact, however, it would take as long to do this in full detail as…