Reviving and Revising the Classical Past: Studies in the Intertextuality of Lucian's True Histories

Liu, Tianran.


  • Abstract: The second-century author Lucian worked within the literary practices of the Greek Second Sophistic, a period defined by the pervasive intertextual use of classical Greek literature within a rhetorical frame to emphasize the cultural importance of the Greek East within the cosmopolitan culture of the Roman Empire. On one hand, Lucian shares common writing techniques with these authors: ... read more
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