True History and Lucius or The Ass

True History and Lucius or The Ass - Lucian [These notes were made in 1983; I read an edition translated by Paul Turner:]. The two stories share a certain fecundity of incident and invention. But from just the evidence here, I'm not at all sure how scholars have come to the conclusion that the dubious Ass is by the same author as True History, which is the infinitely superior work, with a far greater exhibition of imagination and, it seems to me, a far less morbid sensibility. I liked the moon episodes.