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Lucian by Lucian
Book DescriptionLucian of Samosata is one of the most brilliant and wide-ranging writers from antiquity, and yet few commentaries are available for those who wish to read Lucian in Greek. This edition presents a selection of rhetorical and satirical works in the original Greek illustrating his range, wit and literary sophistication. Texts include both more and less well-known texts such as The Dream, The Fly, Timon, A Literary Prometheus, Sigma versus Tau and Dialogues of the Sea-Gods. The Introduction discusses his place in the Second Sophistic and his relationship to Cynic philosophy, and each section of commentary is preceded by a literary appraisal. The commentary is aimed primarily at advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521603041
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Cynic Philosophers, Paperback (December 2012)
From their founding in the fifth century BC and for over 800 years, the Cynic philosophers sought to cure humanity of greed and vice with their proposal of living simply. This title examines the public image of the Cynics through the ages, as well as the philosophy's contradictions and how their views on women were centuries ahead of their time.
True History, Paperback (March 2010)
"True History", Lucian's best-known work, is a parody of the tall stories of fantastic journeys narrated by famous poets and historians. "Lucius, or the Ass", a satirical novel charting the adventures of a young man who has been transformed into a donkey, is usually attributed to Lucian and is thought to be a source of Apuleius' "Golden Ass".
Selected Dialogues, Paperback (August 2009)» View all books by Lucian
The Greek satirist Lucian was a brilliantly entertaining writer who invented the comic dialogue as a vehicle for satiric comment. This lively new translation is both accurate and idiomatic, and the introduction highlights Lucian's importance in his own and later times.
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Author Biography - Lucian
Neil Hopkinson is Director of Studies and College Lecturer in Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the author of three previous commentaries in the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics series, including A Hellenistic Anthology (1988) and Ovid: Metamorphoses Book XIII (2000).
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