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Loeb Classical Library #014: Volume I. Phalaris. Hippias or the Bath. Dionysus. Heracles. Amber or the Swans. the Fly. Nigrinus.

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Satire blends with comic art in Lucian's tales, fantasies, and dialogues. With ebullient wit he mocks teachers of literature, the various philosophical schools, popular religions, historians and writers, the Olympian gods, and the foibles of mortals. In The Dream he jocularly recounts his own career. Native of Samosata on the Euphrates, Lucian traveled widely in the Roman Empire as far as Gaul. His 80 extant works (published here in 8 volumes) offer insight on the intellectual world of the second century CE along with mischievous and sophisticated entertainment.

From Lucian comes a comic view of the Greek symposium, in his piece titled Carousal in Harmon's translation. The great satirist crowds into his dinner party Stoics, Epicureans, Peripatetics, and Cynics--but there is as much high-spirited clowning as philosophy to be relished here. This first of the eight-volume edition of Lucian contains fourteen other pieces, including one of the earliest examples of science fiction, A True Story, the tallest of tall stories about a voyage to the moon.

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Lucian (c. 120-190 CE), apprentice sculptor then travelling rhetorician, settled in Athens and developed an original brand of satire. Notable for the Attic purity and elegance of his Greek and for literary versatility, he is famous chiefly for the lively, cynical wit of the dialogues in which he satirizes human folly, superstition, and hypocrisy.

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Satire blends with comic art in Lucian's tales, fantasies, and dialogues. With ebullient wit he mocks teachers of literature, the various philosophical schools, popular religions, historians and writers, the Olympian gods, and the foibles of mortals. In

Table of Contents

List Of Lucian's Works

Introduction

Bibliography

Phalaris

Hippias Or The Bath

Dionysus

Heracles

Amber Or The Swans

The Fly

Nigrinus

Demonax

The Hall

My Native Land

Octogenarians

A True Story

Slander

The Consonants At Law

The Carousal (Symposium)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674990159
Author:
Harmon, A. M.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Lucian
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Lucian
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
014
Publication Date:
January 1913
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Index
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
6 x 4 x 1 in 11 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Lucian (c. 120-190 CE), apprentice sculptor then travelling rhetorician, settled in Athens and developed an original brand of satire. Notable for the Attic purity and elegance of his Greek and for literary versatility, he is famous chiefly for the lively, cynical wit of the dialogues in which he satirizes human folly, superstition, and hypocrisy.
"Synopsis" by , Satire blends with comic art in Lucian's tales, fantasies, and dialogues. With ebullient wit he mocks teachers of literature, the various philosophical schools, popular religions, historians and writers, the Olympian gods, and the foibles of mortals. In
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