DescriptionThis book contain collection of 2 books
1. The Works of Lucian of Samosata / translated by H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler
2. The True History
About the Author
Lucian of Samosata, 120-180 CE
Assyrian rhetorician, and satirist who wrote in the Greek language. He is noted for his witty and scoffing nature.
Lucian almost certainly did not write all the more than eighty works attributed to him — declamations, essays both laudatory and sarcastic, satiric epigrams, and comic dialogues and symposia with a satirical cast, studded with quotations in alarming contexts and allusions set in an unusual light, designed to be surprising and provocative. His name added luster to any entertaining and sarcastic essay: over 150 surviving manuscripts attest to his continued popularity. The first printed edition of a selection of his works was issued at Florence in 1499. His best known works are A True Story (a romance, patently not "true" at all, which he admits in his introduction to the story), and Dialogues of the Gods and Dialogues of the Dead.