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Menippus et Timon

Menippus et Timon( )
Author: Lucian,
Editor: Mackie, E. C.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $25.99
Book Description:

Originally published in 1904, this book contains the Greek text of two of Lucian's satirical dialogues, Menippus and Timon.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.031 x 7.722 x 0.39 Inches
Book Weight:0.44 Pounds
Author Biography
Lucian (Author)
Lucian, the wit and satirist, was a brilliant Greek writer in the time of the Roman Empire. He was born in Samosata, Syria. He traveled and lectured in Italy, Asia Minor, and Gaul; and in later life, held a government position in Egypt. Of nearly 80 works, the most important and characteristic are his essays written in dialogue form. "Dialogues of the Gods," which satirizes mythology; "Dialogues of the Dead," which are expositions of human vanity; and "The Sale of Lives," which satirizes various schools of philosophy. He is a good critical source for ancient art and for information about his literary contemporaries. "The True History," a nonsense fantasy and parody of adventure stories, influenced Rabelais, Swift 1), and Voltaire.


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