The Dream of Scipio (New Translation) (Early Science Fiction Series) Marcus Tullius Cicero

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The Dream of Scipio (New Translation) (Early Science Fiction Series) by Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Print Length: 15 pagesMarcus Tullius Cicero (106BC–43BC) was a Roman philosopher, statesman and lawyer who, after a power struggle with Mark Anthony, was declared an enemy of the state and consequently murdered in 43BC.The Dream of Scipio is a shortMorePrint Length: 15 pagesMarcus Tullius Cicero (106BC–43BC) was a Roman philosopher, statesman and lawyer who, after a power struggle with Mark Anthony, was declared an enemy of the state and consequently murdered in 43BC.The Dream of Scipio is a short story written circa 51BC, and is a fictional tale of General Scipio Aemilianus, a real person who lived 185BC–129BC.

In the tale, Scipio dreams he is in space where he meets his dead ancestors, and views the Moon, Sun, stars and planets. He also sees how insignificant the Earth, the Roman Empire and human life are when compared with the majesty of the Universe. As to whether or not Scipio’s soul actually ascended into space, or if it was simply a dream, is never revealed.Many people could be forgiven for thinking that concepts such as voyages into space, time travel, robots and extraterrestrials started in the nineteenth century with the works of Jules Verne, HG Wells and other science fiction pioneers.

In truth, however, these ideas have far earlier origins, dating back a thousand years and more. The Dream of Scipio is the first tale in Firestone Books Early Science Fiction Series.For more information on our early science fiction stories visit www.firestonebooks.com



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