Sunday, January 29, 2023

Griechische Götter unter sich: Lukian, Göttergespräche

Eingeleitet, übersetzt und mit interpretierenden Essays versehen von Andreas Bendlin, Fabio Berdozzo, Janet Downie, Heinz-Günther Nesselrath und Adolf Martin Ritter. Hrsg. v. Fabio Berdozzo u. Heinz-Günther Nesselrath
 Griechische Götter unter sich

[Greek Gods among Themselves. Lucian, Dialogues of the Gods.]

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ISBN 978-3-16-158284-4
Open Access: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Sponsored by: Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen

In Lucian's Dialogues of the Gods the cosmos of the traditional Greek gods is presented in a decidedly ironical-satirical light, which in the second century CE was able to – inter alia – provide fledgling Christianity with interesting arguments in its fight against the old religion. In recent decades, these twenty-five vivid dialogical scenes have enjoyed only limited attention, which is a good reason to present them anew in a fresh volume. It offers an introduction, a substantially revised Greek text, a new translation with notes and six essays from various disciplines (classical philology, ancient history and patristics) with the intention of comprehensively elucidating the meaning and the relevance of these dialogues between gods not only within the context of their own times, but also beyond.

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