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Lucian's Dialogues Volume 1: The Dialogues of the Gods

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The Dialogues of the Gods are 26 miniature dialogues mocking the Homeric conception of the Greek gods written in Attic Greek by Syrian author Lucian of Samosata. Almost 1900 years old, these dialogues still retain a lot of their original humor and wit.

The cast list for dialogues with 3 or more readers is given below:

Dialogue 8:

Zeus: Owen Cook
Hephæstus: KevinS
Stage directions: Foon

Dialogue 9:

Poseidon: ToddHW
Hermes: Owen Cook
Stage directions: Foon

Dialogue 13:

Zeus: ToddHW
Asklepius: Foon
Herakles: KevinS

Dialogue 20:

Zeus: alanmapstone
Hermes: Owen Cook
Hera: Foon
Athena: Sonia
Aphrodite: Sandra Schmit
Paris: Aaron White
Stage directions: ToddHW

Editor: Campbell Schelp

(Summary by Foon) (2 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Preface

33:21

Read by Foon

Dialogue I: Prometheus obtains his release from Zeus by a prophecy

3:13

Read by Owen Cook

Dialogue II: Zeus threatens to put Eros in fetters

3:13

Read by Tomas Peter

Dialogue III: Zeus orders Hermes to slay Argus, and to conduct Io to Egypt

2:04

Read by Scotty Smith

Dialogue IV: Zeus instructs Ganymedes as to the nature of his duties in heaven

7:07

Read by Owen Cook

Dialogue V: Hera upbraids Zeus with his love for Ganymedes

6:09

Read by Scotty Smith

Dialogue VI: Ixion makes love to Hera

6:27

Read by Scotty Smith

Dialogue VII: Hephæstus recounts to Apollo the actions of the infant prodigy, H…

4:12

Read by Owen Cook

Dialogue VIII: Hephæstus assists at the parturition of Zeus and the birth of At…

3:38

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Dialogue IX: Hermes refuses Poseidon admission to Zeus, and assigns as the reas…

3:53

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Dialogue X: Hermes conveys to Helios the order of Zeus

3:43

Read by Stefan Von Blon

Dialogue XI: Aphrodite charges Selene with her love for Endymion, and, at the s…

2:47

Read by cathar maiden

Dialogue XII: Aphrodite upbraids Eros for his mischievous conduct in the past, …

3:26

Read by cathar maiden

Dialogue XIII: Asklepius and Herakles quarrel on a question of precedence in he…

3:40

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Dialogue XIV: Apollo recounts to hermes the manner of the death of Hyakinthus, …

3:29

Read by Stefan Von Blon

Dialogue XV: Hermes and Apollo envy the deformed Hephæstus the possession of hi…

4:20

Read by Stefan Von Blon

Dialogue XVI: Hera and Leto dispute about the merits of their respective childr…

4:17

Read by Sonia

Dialogue XVII: Hermes narrates to Apollo the adultery of Ares and Aphrodite, an…

4:19

Read by Stefan Von Blon

Dialogue XVIII: Hera denounces, and Zeus defends, the character of Bacchus

3:37

Read by Foon

Dialogue XIX: Eros explains to his mother why he does not assail Athena, the Mu…

3:37

Read by cathar maiden

Dialogue XX: The Judgment of Paris

23:15

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Dialogue XXI: Ares ridicules the threat of Zeus, and the chain let down from he…

2:59

Read by Owen Cook

Dialogue XXII: Pan urges his claims to be the son of Hermes, who is unwilling t…

6:15

Read by Stefan Von Blon

Dialogue XXIII: Apollo remarks to Bacchus on the heterogeneousness of Aphrodite…

3:41

Read by ToddHW

Dialogue XXIV: Hermes complains to his mother of the multiplicity of his employ…

4:51

Read by Leanne Yau

Dialogue XXV: Helios, accused by Zeus of rash conduct in giving up his chariot …

4:17

Read by Owen Cook

Dialogue XXVI: Apollo asks Hermes to point out to him, of the twin dioscuri whi…

3:32

Read by Owen Cook