Greek Book, Printed in Bucharest, 1834, Loukianou Dialogoi, Lucian of Samosata, Konstantinos Vardalachos


Lucian of Samosata (c. 125 – after 180) was a hellenised Syrian satirist, rhetorician and pamphleteer who is best known for his characteristic tongue-in-cheek style, with which he frequently ridiculed superstition, religious practices, and belief in the paranormal. Although his native language was probably Syriac, all of his extant works are written entirely in ancient Greek (mostly in the Attic Greek dialect popular during the Second Sophistic period).

The Dialogues of the Dead is a collection of thirty dialogic moments in the form of Lucian’s Divine Dialogues and Company Dialogues, and equally famous for them, because the Dialogues of the Dead have become the model for a special literary genre with the same name.

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ΔΙΑΛΟΓΟΙ – Dialogues


oι νεκρικοί (διάλογοι) – Dialogues of the Dead


ο Χάρων, ή  Επισκοπούντες – Charon or Inspectors


ο Τίμων ή Μισάνθρωπος – Timon the Misanthrope 

Μεταφρασθέντες εις την ομιλεμένην Γραικικην γλωσσα – Translated into Common Greek

Υπο Κωνστ. Βαρδαλαχου – by Konstantinos Vardalachos

Published by Dimitrios Villios

Printed in Bucharest in 1834, by I. Hliade

Original Paper Binding


First Edition and First Printing

Very scarce!


Konstantinos Vardalachos (Kythira, 1753/55 -1830) was a Greek scholar, originally from Chios, author of a multitude of teaching manuals in the spirit of European Enlightenment. He was a very good connoisseur of the positive sciences, but also of ancient Greek literature. The breadth of his knowledge was reflected in the didactic books he compiled, contributing in this way to the development of Greek education of his time and to the transmission of European modern theories and scientific ideas in the area of ​​Hellenism in the Ottoman Empire

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