ISBN 9780140447026,Chattering Courtesans & Other Sardonic S

Chattering Courtesans & Other Sardonic S

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Lucian

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ISBN 9780140447026
Publisher

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2005
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140447026

ISBN-10 0140447024
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 528 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

A Greek-educated Syrian, Lucian was one of the most inventive and scathing satirists of the ancient world, whose witty pieces demonstrate a profound scepticism for religion and philosophy and encourage honest living and good sense. 'Chattering Courtesans' is a series of short dialogues in which the amusing gossip of 'kept women' gives rise to a discussion of more serious subjects such as love, sex and marriage. Other comic dialogues in this volume show Lucian making fun of fanaticism and mocking pretension, hypocrisy and the vanity of human wealth and power, while in the 'Diatribes' he targets a range of subjects, from scandal and money to death, to demonstrate the follies of contemporary life.
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