Unruly Eloquence: Lucian and the Comedy of Traditions
Branham expounds with sophistication and subtlety the essential ingredients of Lucian's satirical humor. He makes frequent reference to its importance for comic theory and literary history.
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The Rhetoric of Laughter
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