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Alciphron was a second century AD writer of highly literary and stylistic letters, owing much to the New Comedy of Menander, while providing a fascinating window into the social life of Athens after the reign of Alexander. The letters represent some of the most important and appealing compositions of the Second Sophistic period. They comprise a wide variety of circumstances, detailing the colourful lives of parasites, courtesans, fishermen and farmers; the theme of erotic love is never far. Alciphron’s inventive imagination and compelling realism have won him a place of distinction in the early development of romantic prose. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This eBook presents Alciphron’s complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Alciphron’s life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Alciphron, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introductions
* Provides multiple translations of the letters
* The 1896 Athenian Society appears with hyperlinked endnotes, ideal for students
* Also includes F. A. Wright’s 1922 translation, appearing here for the first time in digital print
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the letters you want to read with individual contents tables
* Features a brief biography


The Translations
The Letters of Alciphron, 1896 Translation
Letters from the Country and the Town, of Fishermen, Farmers, Parasites and Courtesans, 1922 Translation

The Greek Text
Contents of the Greek Text

The Biography
Brief Biography

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