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 on the Greek world, but on later European writers such as Rabelais and Swift. His dialogues puncture the pretensions of pompous philosophers 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 lively new translation is both accurately idiomatic and as ...

Lucian: Selected Dialogues 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199555932

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Lucian: Selected Dialogues 2006, OUP UK, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199258673

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