Lucian, Works (London: S. Briscoe/ J. Woodward/ J. Morphew, 1711).

THE| WORKS| OF| LUCIAN,| Translated from the GREEK,| by several Eminent Hands.| [rule]| The first Volume.| [rule]| WITH| The Life of Lucian,| A| Dicourse on his WRITINGS,| AND| A CHARACTER of some of the present| Translators| [rule]| Written by JOHN DRYDEN, Esq;| [rule]| LONDON,| Printed for SAM. BRISCOE, and sold by J. Wood-|ward in Scalding-Alley against Stocks-Market, and| J. Morphew near Stationers-Hall. 1711.


[2 vols. sep. pag. - vol. 2 dat.: 1710] 1: frontispiece [portrait]/ Kupfertitel [mit Gewirr von Szenen seiner Bücher]/ titlepage/ [6] pp. dedication: Henry Duke of Beaufort/ [4] pp. Contents/ p.1-347/ 2: titlepage (London: S. Briscoe/ J. Woodward, 1710)/ [4] pp. dedication: Thomas Mansel; signed Sam. Briscoe/ [4] pp. Contents/ [8] pp. preface/ p.1-642 [Paginierung: 1-88/ 359-642 - ohne Textauslassung]/ 8.


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Bibliographical Reference

ESTC: t112839.

History of Publication

According to A. Esdaile (1912), p.93 a new book with new translations, uniting these, however, several seperate editions of a former collected works edition published in 1684. Translators: T. Ferne, W. Moyle, Sir H. Sheere, A. Baden, C. Blount, T. Brown, J. Drake, S. Cobb, C. Gildon, Cashen, Vernon, Sprag, Hill, S. Atkinson, H. Blount, Ayloffe, J. Philips, L. Eachard, C. Eachard, Savage, J. Digby, H. Hare, J. Washington, N. Tate, Sir J. Tyrell.


Offers numeous curious prose satires and strange novels - often of nice erotical and fictional contents - see: "Lucians Ass", 1: p.114-43 - with wild sexual intercourse of the narrator with a female servant who claims to be a witch. He is finally transfigured into an ass - a role in which he is not only maltreated by by brutal masters. (There must exist more scholarly comments somewehere).