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Oxford volume of Lucian's True History?

Postby Helikwps » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:09 am

Hello everyone! This is my first post beyond the intro and I'm really grateful that this board exists.

Could I trouble you all with an obscure book question? I'm trying to locate an Oxonii Greek volume of Lucian that contains his True History, aka True Story. I hear there were Luciani opera series put out by Oxford in 1972 and 1987, but nowhere can I find exactly which Tomus contains the "Alethe diegemata". (I understand Adventure in the Whale's Belly is a great early read for a kid.)

I'm aware of the Loeb but am trying to go Oxford if at all possible. Thanks so much!

Tim aka helikwps
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Re: Oxford volume of Lucian's True History?

Postby Craig_Thomas » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:48 am

It's in tomus I. You can see a preview of it on Google Books here and see the index for all four tomi here.
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Re: Oxford volume of Lucian's True History?

Postby Helikwps » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:19 pm

Thanks much Craig! (And for the links.) You put an end to literally weeks of searching. Much appreciated!
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Re: Oxford volume of Lucian's True History?

Postby Markos » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:17 pm

I am writing in Ancient Greek not because I know Greek well, but because I hope that it will improve my fluency in reading. I got the idea for this from Adrianus over on the Latin forum here at Textkit.
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Re: Oxford volume of Lucian's True History?

Postby Helikwps » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:53 pm

Holy Moly Markos, thanks for costing me another $15! I had just finished my purchase of Oxonii and Loeb eds when I saw your link to this volume, which is clearly a must-have.

I'm amazed at this new print-on demand trend, where independent scholars do commentary and facing-vocab of Greek texts in a new and elegant script -- not like the 12th-generation print-offset I used for Xenophon a few years back -- Geoffrey Steadman's books and now this... Absolutely great and thanks!
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Re: Oxford volume of Lucian's True History?

Postby Helikwps » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:39 pm



This volume arrived and it's absolutely brilliant. In fact I'm getting another copy to read along with my kid. Thanks so much Markos, I never would have known of it if not for your tip.
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Re: Oxford volume of Lucian's True History?

Postby Markos » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:28 am

Thanks so much Markos, I never would have known of it if not for your tip.


Glad you liked it.

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Re: Oxford volume of Lucian's True History?

Postby mingshey » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:21 am

Just Brilliant, Marke!
I should add those readers in my shopping cart at amazon right now!
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