Lucian Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

Anderson, Graham. "Lucian: A Sophist's Sophist." In Yale Classical Studies, vol. 27 (Later Greek Literature), edited by John J. Winkler and Gordon Williams, pp. 61-92. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Discusses Lucian's techniques and themes, and classifies him as part of both the Second Sophistic school of rhetoricians and the Greek satirical tradition.

Craig, Hardin. "Dryden's Lucian." Classical Philology 16, No. 2 (April 1921): 141-63.

Provides information on early translations of Lucian in England.

Hall, Jennifer. Lucian's Satire. New York: Arno, 1981.

Discusses Lucian's sources and social context.

Holzberg, Nicholas. "Lucian and the Germans." In The Uses of Greek and Latin: Historical Essays, edited by A. C. Dionisotti et al., pp. 199-209. London: Warburg Institute, University of London, 1988.

Traces the rise and fall of Lucian's popularity in Germany from the Renaissance to the present.

Jones, C. P. Culture and Society in Lucian. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986, 195p.

Study of Lucian's cultural and social context.

Nesselrath, H. G. "Lucian's Introductions." In Antonine Literature, edited by D.A. Russell, pp. 111-40. Oxford: Clarendon, 1990.

Discusses the content and rhetorical qualities of Lucian's introductory speeches.

Zappala, Michael. "Cervantes and Lucian." Symposium 33, No. I (Spring 1979): 65-82.

Points to resemblances between Lucian's techniques and those of Cervantes.

Additional coverage of Lucian's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 176, and Ancient Greek Authors.