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Sep 01, Jc rated it liked it. Prolix, who claims too be a soothsayer, prophesies that when the storm is over the weather will improve. Prolix returns to the village and claims that they are now cursed, and their village will soon emit a foul stench that will turn all that breathe it a noxious hue.

Dec 26, Julia rated it really liked it Shelves: I haven’t read any Asterix since my childhood. The way Prolix plays on the gullibility of the villagers is slightly reminiscent of solthsayer the Gauls were manipulated in Asterix and the Roman Agent.

A parenthesis which is necessary for a brief explanation of soothsayers, oracles, prophets, augurs, haruspices and other interpreters of the Sibylline books…. Asterix and the Soothsayer French: On Goodreadsit has a score of 4. I have reformed doothsayer opinion.

Asterix and the Soothsayer

Prolix, who claims to be a soothsayer, prophesies that when the storm is over the weather will improve. Retrieved from ” https: The Optio is himself confused, because even though the Centurion is convinced that Prolix is a genuine soothsayer, the Optio’s own observations tell him otherwise.

I love the simplicity and the smallness of the story. So Getafix brews up an extra-large batch of potion and invites the women to join the men in raiding the Roman camps. Wifix Asterix at the Olympic Games. Further on, on page 37, the whole village poses, well before the camera was ever invented.


Now the credulous villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix has his suspicions of the smooth-talking Prolix. I picture him, just from the name alone, as being a guy with a viciously large nose, for some reason. So ably supported by two of my favourite Romans and of course our villagers who once again prove to be their own worse enemies.

In English, the Optio speaks in an over-formal, pompous way but using rather bad English.

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You can see a picture of it at Getty Images. Oct 30, Ahmad Sharabiani marked it as to-read.

He ends up in the Soothswyer camp and agrees to get the Gauls out of the village which he manages to do by pretending the village is cursed. To pass the time, therefore, he has the soothsayer tell him exaggerated stories of the luxuries emperors enjoy. Good and funny book. The envoy, Bulbus Crocus, goes to the camp and faces the Centurion: Views Read Edit View history. Here and There, Now and Then. Too much stuff happens, with far too much traveling. Of course, I need to read more of them to get to the funniest of them all.

This page was last edited on 3 Octoberat As the now former centurion is set to sweeping the barracks, Prolix is ordered out of the camp. It’s a guy claiming to be a soothsayer a fortune-teller. Goscinny — Drawings by: A lucky find – I love all the Asterix comics! Oh it does have one weakness, its not great for names. Fearing the curse, the Gauls apart from Asterix and Obelix flee the village to a nearby island.

Most of the village is awed by these predictions, but Asterix remains skeptical, claiming that it was just a mixture of luck and realizing that fights break out regularly in the village especially when Unhygienix’s fish is discussed. Trivia About Asterix and the S How intresting that a soothsayer may bring about the end of our favourite village. Asterux someone explain that name to me?


Impedimenta and her fellow women are not convinced that Prolix was a cheat, partly because he only foretold pleasant things for them, such as a business partnership between Vitalstatistix and Impedimenta’s brother Homeopathix, each of whom considers the other an aeterix dope.

Open Preview See a Problem? On the other hand, the appearance of the foul air has cemented the Centurion’s faith in his oracle. I need to start reading Asterix again! Spannend wie sehr ein Comic dabei helfen kann und Zweifel aufkommen lassen kann, dass man dem Gesagten zwar Beachtung aber auch Kritik zukommen lassen kann.

Only Asterix is the sceptic. Here we see a reference to the priestly role of the Druid, when Vitalstatistix begs Getafix to “appease the anger xoothsayer the Gods, which has fallen upon our poor village. One dark and stormy night, a sinister visitor arrives in the little Gaulish village.

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Jan 30, Biondatina rated it liked it Shelves: While the Romans take the village, Asterix and Obelix wander the forest and run into the returning Getafix. My first Asterix comic When Prolix arrives at the Roman camp, they test him to see if he can truly predict the future.

Aeterix falls prey to all of them.