Book Club | February 2018: Lucian Dialogues of the Dead

Wordcloud Lucian Dialogues of the Dead

Our next Book Club selection is from Lucian, whose satirical dialogues poked fun at philosophers and mythological characters. We will be reading The Dialogues of the Dead; here are a selection of translations available free online:

Translation by H.W. & F.G. Fowler:
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Translation by William Tooke: Dialogues of the Dead starts at (printed) page 191
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Translation by Howard Williams: Dialogues of the Dead starts at (printed) page 86
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Further works by Lucian:
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For those who want to look at the original Greek text:
Online at Perseus

Dialogue 13 is available in Greek with translation notes by William S. Annis:

We will start and continue the discussion in the Forum, and will meet via Google+ Hangout on Tuesday, February 27, at 11 a.m. EST.

Happy readings!