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Works : v. 6 - Lucian

Works

v. 6

By: Lucian, K. Kilburn (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674994744
Number Of Pages: 512

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Lucian (ca. 120-190 CE), the satirist from Samosata on the Euphrates, started as an apprentice sculptor, turned to rhetoric and visited Italy and Gaul as a successful travelling lecturer, before settling in Athens and developing his original brand of satire. Late in life he fell on hard times and accepted an official post in Egypt.

Although notable for the Attic purity and elegance of his Greek and his literary versatility, Lucian is chiefly famed for the lively, cynical wit of the humorous dialogues in which he satirises human folly, superstition and hypocrisy. His aim was to amuse rather than to instruct. Among his best works are "A True Story" (the tallest of tall stories about a voyage to the moon), "Dialogues of the Gods" (a 'reductio ad absurdum' of traditional mythology), "Dialogues of the Dead" (on the vanity of human wishes), "Philosophies for Sale" (great philosophers of the past are auctioned off as slaves), "The Fisherman" (the degeneracy of modern philosophers), "The Carousal" or "Symposium" (philosophers misbehave at a party), "Timon" (the problems of being rich), "Twice Accused" (Lucian's defence of his literary career) and (if by Lucian) "The Ass" (the amusing adventures of a man who is turned into an ass).

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Lucian is in eight volumes.

Preface
List Of Lucian's Works
How To Write History
The Dipsads Saturnalia Herodotus Or Aetion
Zeuxis Or Antiochus A Slip Of
The Tongue In Greeting Apology For
The 'Salaried Posts In Great Houses'
Harmonides A Conversation With Hesiod
The Scythian Or The Consul Hermotimus Or Concerning
The Sects To One Who Said, 'You're A Prometheus In Words'
The Ship Or The Wishes
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780674994744
ISBN-10: 0674994744
Series: Loeb Classical Library, 430 : Book 6
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st July 1989
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 11.43  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 430

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