Lucian's Dialogues of the Sea Gods: An Intermediate Greek Reader

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About the author:
Stephanie Krause is a recent graduate in Classics at Miami University.
Evan Hayes is a recent graduate in Classics and Philosophy at Miami University and the 2011 Joanna Jackson Goldman Scholar.
Stephen Nimis is an Emeritus Professor of Classics at Miami University and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo.

Lucian's Dialogues of the Sea Gods: An Intermediate Greek Reader

Greek Text with Running Vocabulary and Commentary

Authored by Stephen Nimis, Edgar Evan Hayes, Stephanie Krause

The aim of this book is to make Lucian's Dialogues of the Sea Gods accessible to intermediate students of Ancient Greek. The running vocabulary and grammatical commentary are meant to provide everything necessary to read each page so that readers can progress through the text, improving their knowledge of Greek while enjoying one of the most entertaining authors of antiquity. Lucian's Dialogues of the Sea Gods is a great text for intermediate readers. The dialogues are breezy and fun to read with relatively simple sentence structure. Typical for Lucian, classical literature is the source for most of the material, with amusing takes on traditional stories and scenarios. Sea deities tend to be rather minor characters in Greek myths, and in these texts we see Lucian recasting some famous incidents by centralizing the point of view of such minor characters: Nereids, dolphins, fountains, winds, and even the Sea herself weigh in on various events and present novel narrative perspectives on them.

Publication Date:
1940997089 / 9781940997087
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Foreign Language Study / Ancient Languages / General

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