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The serpent and its priest: How to turn a puppet into a god

A new annotated translation of an ancient Greek text that tells us of tricks and illusions still used by Alexandros’ kinsmen today.

His mind would never settle with petty aims; 
he always saw the greater thing. 

In a time 1850 years ago when scientific thinking was on decline and religious fundamentalism winning over, a petty illusionist known as Alexandros reinvented himself as high priest and guru of the demonic serpent Glycon, a god he had created from scratch: a ‘Muppet god’ moved by trickery to delude the masses and relieve them of their money.
The account left by Lucian who committed himself to unmasking the mischievous imposter is the oldest preserved account of the war between scepticism and superstition that is still prevalent in our days. 

4.25" x 6.87" (10.795 x 17.45 cm) 
Black & White on Cream paper
102 pages, 28 illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-1512236675 ISBN-10: 1512236675

> Sample reading on Academia.edu
Note
Alexandros the Pseudomancer was our main inspiration for Chaeremon, the villain of the first story arc in our series of historical novels: Romanike

The complete ROMANIKE series: six volumes, two story arcs

Extras:

Glycon the Muppet God: Alexandros' faked deity introduces itself.