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Lucian: A Selection

byLucianEditorNeil Hopkinson

Paperback | December 22, 2008

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Lucian 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.
Lucian, the wit and satirist, was a brilliant Greek writer in the time of the Roman Empire. He was born in Samosata, Syria. He traveled and lectured in Italy, Asia Minor, and Gaul; and in later life, held a government position in Egypt. Of nearly 80 works, the most important and characteristic are his essays written in dialogue form. "...
Title:Lucian: A SelectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:December 22, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521603048

ISBN - 13:9780521603041


Table of Contents

Introduction; The Dream; 'You're a Literary Promethius'; The Ignorant Book-collector; Praise of the Fly; Sigma vs Tau; Timon; Dialogues of the Sea-Gods; Commentary.