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Satirical sketches

Author: Lucian, of Samosata.; Paul Turner
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Penguin Books, [1961] ©1961
Series: Penguin classics, L117.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A selection of humorous pieces by the satirist.
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Genre/Form: Dialogues, Greek
Satire, Greek
Satirical literature
Dialogues (Literature)
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Lucian, of Samosata.
Satirical sketches.
Baltimore : Penguin Books, [1961]
(OCoLC)615370469
Named Person: Lucian, of Samosata; Lucian, of Samosata.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucian, of Samosata.; Paul Turner
OCLC Number: 313799
Description: 320 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Talks. The dream --
Zeuxis --
Sketches. Conversations in low society. Mother knows best --
The language of true love --
The results of shooting a line --
Conversations in high society. The new sleeping partner --
Zeus is indisposed --
The reluctant parent --
A beauty competition --
Conversations in the Underworld. No baggage allowance --
Menippus gets away with it --
A slight change of sex --
How to enjoy life after seventy --
Charon sees life --
Menippus goes to Hell --
Icaromenippus --
An interview with Hesiod --
Some awkward questions for Zeus --
Philosophies going cheap --
Fishing for phonies --
The pathological liar --
Stories. Alexander --
The true history.
Series Title: Penguin classics, L117.
Responsibility: Lucian ; translated with an introduction by Paul Turner.

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A selection of humorous pieces by the satirist.

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1378705#CreativeWork\/vera_historia<\/a>> # Vera historia.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1378705#Person\/lucian_of_samosata<\/a>> ; # of Samosata. Lucian<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Vera historia.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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