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Lucian : Satirical Sketches - Paul Turner

Lucian

Satirical Sketches

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Published: 22nd July 1990
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..". welcome and timely. It is written in crisp, idiomatic, conversational English, not hobbled by slavish imitation of Lucian's Greek syntax."A -- The Key Reporter

Though Lucian's (A.D. c. 115--200) tendency to debunk everything might well have made him depressing reading, his lighthearted 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 primarly as a humorous writer, making Lucian's special charm accessible to an age which largely shares his spirit.

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

Introductionp. 7
The Dream or a Chapter of My Lifep. 23
Zeuxis or Centaurs and Elephantsp. 30
Mother Knows Best or a Young Girl's Guide to Successp. 39
Conversations in Low Societyp. 39
The Language of True Lovep. 41
The Results of Shooting a Linep. 43
The New Sleeping Partnerp. 48
Conversations in High Societyp. 48
Zeus is Indisposedp. 51
The Reluctant Parentp. 53
A Beauty Competitionp. 55
Conversations in the Underworldp. 65
No Baggage Allowancep. 65
Menippus Gets Away with Itp. 72
A Slight Change of Sexp. 74
How to Enjoy Life after Seventyp. 75
Charon Sees Lifep. 78
Menippus Goes to Hellp. 97
Icaromenippus or Up in the Cloudsp. 111
An Interview with Hesiodp. 133
Some Awkward Questions for Zeusp. 137
Philosophies Going Cheapp. 147
Fishing for Phonies or the Philosophers' Day outp. 166
The Pathological Liar or the Unbelieverp. 196
Alexander or the Bogus Oraclep. 221
The True Historyp. 249
Notesp. 297
Glossaryp. 301
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ISBN: 9780253205810
ISBN-10: 0253205816
Series: A Midland Book
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 22nd July 1990
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.8  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.4