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IntroductionTalksThe DreamZeuxisSketchesConversations in Low SocietyMother Knows BestThe Language of True LoveThe Results of Shooting a LineConversations in High SocietyThe New Sleeping PartnerZeus is IndisposedThe Reluctant ParentA Beauty CompetitionConversations in the UnderworldNo Baggage AllowanceMenippus Gets Away With ItA Slight Change of SexHow To Enjoy Life After SeventyCharon Sees LifeMenippus Goes to HellIcaromenippusAn Interview with HesiodSome Awkward Questions for ZeusPhilosophies Going CheapFishing for PhoniesThe Pathological LiarStoriesAlexanderThe True HistoryNotesGlossary

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These sketches present Lucian primarily as a humorous writer


" ... welcome and timely. It is written in crisp, idiomatic, conversational English, not hobbled by slavish imitation of Lucians Greek syntax." The Key Reporter

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