Selected Dialogues

Paperback | September 27, 2009

EditorLucianTranslated byC. D. N. Costa

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'you'll find another man to harvest, Glycerion: let this one go' The Greek satirist Lucian was a brilliantly entertaining writer who invented the comic dialogue as a vehicle for satiric comment. His influence was immense, not only in the Greek world, but on later European writers such as Rabelais and Swift. His dialogues puncture the pretensions of pompousphilosophers and describe the daily lives of Greek courtesans; they are peopled by politicians, historians and ordinary citizens, as well as by gods and mythic figures. This selection provides a cross-section of Lucian's styles and satirical targets, from serious polemic to lighter squibs andcharacter portrayals. It includes How to Write History and his most famous piece, A True History, a fabulous tale of space travel and a monstrous whale which prefigures the fantasies of Jules Verne. 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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'you'll find another man to harvest, Glycerion: let this one go' The Greek satirist Lucian was a brilliantly entertaining writer who invented the comic dialogue as a vehicle for satiric comment. His influence was immense, not only in the Greek world, but on later European writers such as Rabelais and Swift. His dialogues puncture the...

C. D. N. Costa is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Birmingham.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.56 inPublished:September 27, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199555931

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Praise of the FlyThe DreamCharonTimonIcaromenippus, or High Above the CloudsNigrinusThe Death of PeregrinusHermotimus or On Philosophical SchoolsAlexanderDemonaxLovers of Lies, or The ScepticHow to Write HistoryA True History IA True History IIDialogues of the Courtesans