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Lucian : Selected Dialogues (Hardcover)

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A translation of fourteen of Lucian's dialogues, offering a cross-section of his styles and satirical targets, from serious polemic (Alexander,Peregrinus) to lighter squibs and character-portrayals (Dialogues of the Courtesans). Also included areHow to Write History and his most famous piece, A True History, a parody of the popular vogue for fabulous traveler's tales. Each piece has a summary introduction, and notes to clarify obscure allusions in the text. The Introduction examines in some detail Lucian's importance as a dominant Atticizer in the period of the Second Sophistic, as well as his extraordinarily widespread influence on later European literature.


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780199258673
SKU 202245886
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0199258678
Release Date 6/11/2013
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0294
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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