[B-Greek] Fw: Lucian: A True Story (Graded Reader)
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Wed Feb 16 09:37:55 EST 2011
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Subject: Lucian: A True Story (Graded Reader)
I just got a link from Geoffrey Steadman about a book that came out in January.
Lucian's A True Story: An Intermediate Greek Reader: Greek Text with Running
Vocabulary and Commentary. It's self-published and available in paperback from
Amazon for $14. Lucian would be a really fun read. Lucian wrote this sci fi
book in Attic.
The aim of this book is to make Lucian's A True Story accessible to
intermediate students of Ancient Greek. The running vocabulary and commentary
are meant to provide everything necessary to read each page. Lucian's A True
Story is a great text for intermediate readers. Its breathless narrative does
not involve many complex sentences or constructions; there is some unusual
vocabulary and a few departures from Attic Greek, but for the most part it is a
straightforward narrative that is fun and interesting by one of antiquity's
cleverest authors. In A True Story, Lucian parodies accounts of fanciful
adventures and travel to incredible places by authors such as Ctesias and
Iambulus. The story's combination of mockery and learning makes it an
excellent example of the Greek literature of the imperial period.
About the Author
Evan Hayes is a student of Classics at Miami University. Stephen Nimis is a
Professor of Classics at Miami University.
On another note, does anyone know of a list of Graded Readers?
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