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Lucian, True History

Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary

Diskin Clay
Edited by James H. Brusuelas

July 2021

ISBN: 9780198789659

224 pages
Paperback
216x138mm

In Stock

Price: £18.99

This textbook for undergraduate and graduate students provides a lively and accessible translation of Lucian's True History. It is accompanied by an extensive commentary, which explains historical references and offers help translating difficult words and phrases.

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This textbook for undergraduate and graduate students provides a lively and accessible translation of Lucian's True History. It is accompanied by an extensive commentary, which explains historical references and offers help translating difficult words and phrases.

  • Provides the Greek text alongisde a lively facing page English translation, ensuring that this edition of the True History is a useful tool for students, as well as being accessible to any interested reader.
  • Includes a detailed introduction and commentary, with notes on historical context, literary features, and language that are aimed at those who have recently begun their studies in Greek literature.
  • Showcases the wonders of Lucian's Vera Historia—which is sometimes described as a forerunner of modern science fiction and fantasy—including a trip to the moon, an interstellar war, and an interlude inside a monstrous whale.

About the Author(s)

Diskin Clay, Former R. J. R. Nabisco Distinguished Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University

Edited by James H. Brusuelas, University of Kentucky

The late Diskin Clay was R. J. R. Nabisco Distinguished Professor of Classical Studies at Duke University.

James H. Brusuelas is Associate Professor of Research in Classics and Computer Science and Digital Humanities Manager at EduceLab at the University of Kentucky.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Reader's Guide
    Text and Translation
    Commentary
    Index

Reviews

"This is an accessible and very useful edition of Lucian's True History which should, one hopes, result in Lucian's more widespread appearance in the syllabus of intermediate and advanced Greek classes" - Calum Maciver, Bryn Mawr Classical Review