Lucian : Satirical Sketches

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Though Lucian's (A.D. c. 115-200) tendency to debunk everything might well have made him depressing reading, his light-hearted fantasy and wit have always had the opposite effect. His contribution to European literature may be seen in his influence on Rabelais, Erasmus, More, Swift, Voltaire, and Fielding. These sketches present him primarily as a humorous writer, making Lucian's special charm accessible to an age which largely shares his more

Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 140 x 212 x 24mm | 421.84g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Midland Book ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253205816
  • 9780253205810
  • 2,091,839

Table of contents

Introduction Talks The Dream Zeuxis Sketches Conversations in Low Society Mother Knows Best The Language of True Love The Results of Shooting a Line Conversations in High Society The New Sleeping Partner Zeus is Indisposed The Reluctant Parent A Beauty Competition Conversations in the Underworld No Baggage Allowance Menippus Gets Away With It A Slight Change of Sex How To Enjoy Life After Seventy Charon Sees Life Menippus Goes to Hell Icaromenippus An Interview with Hesiod Some Awkward Questions for Zeus Philosophies Going Cheap Fishing for Phonies The Pathological Liar Stories Alexander The True History Notes Glossaryshow more

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" ... welcome and timely. It is written in crisp, idiomatic, conversational English, not hobbled by slavish imitation of Lucians Greek syntax." The Key Reportershow more

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