In the Saturnalia by Lucian of Samosata Kronos' s letter to the poor appears to be a letter about happiness. For its aim is to find a route of happiness, though that route might seem paradoxical and contrary to expectations. In his letter, nothing is as it first seems to be, however: sardonic advice and caustic warnings are the tools and raw material from which this route to happiness is constructed. Its discussion evolves against the backdrop of a utopian quest, formulated at the start of the letter, that of a desire for a world in which everyone is equal and in which there is no more injustice,

A Philosophy for the Poor from a Cynical God. Kronos to the Poor, from Lucian of Samosata's Saturnalia

Alberto Camerotto
2020

Abstract

In the Saturnalia by Lucian of Samosata Kronos' s letter to the poor appears to be a letter about happiness. For its aim is to find a route of happiness, though that route might seem paradoxical and contrary to expectations. In his letter, nothing is as it first seems to be, however: sardonic advice and caustic warnings are the tools and raw material from which this route to happiness is constructed. Its discussion evolves against the backdrop of a utopian quest, formulated at the start of the letter, that of a desire for a world in which everyone is equal and in which there is no more injustice,
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