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Lucian's Dialogues Volume 3: The Dialogues of the Dead

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Dialogues of the Dead are 30 miniature dialogues mocking the Homeric conception of the Greek gods, originally 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. - Summary by Foon

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

Dialogue 2:

Kroesus: Lynette Caulkins

Pluto: Alan Mapstone

Midas: David Purdy

Sardanapalus: TriciaG

Menippus: Adrian Stephens

Dialogue 3:

Menippus: Adrian Stephens

Amphilochus: Alan Mapstone

Trophonius: Jake Malizia

Dialogue 10:

Charon: Algy Pug

Hermes: ToddHW

Dead Man: David Purdy

Menippus: Adrian Stephens

Charmolaus: TriciaG

Lampichus: Lynette Caulkins

Damasias: Larry Wilson

Kraton: Anna Maria

General: Alex Steele

Philosopher: Alan Mapstone

Orator: Availle

Dialogue 12:

Alexander: Mike Manolakes

Hannibal: Jake Malizia

Minos: Larry Wilson

Scipio: David Purdy

Dialogue 19:

Aeakus: ToddHW

Protesilaus: Alex Steele

Menelaus: Alan Mapstone

Paris: Tchaikovsky

Dialogue 20:

Menippus: Adrian Stephens

Aeakus: ToddHW

Pythagoras: David Purdy

Empedokles: Alan Mapstone

Sokrates: Tchaikovsky

Dialogue 22:

Charon: Algy Pug

Menippus: Adrian Stephens

Hermes: ToddHW

Dialogue 23:

Protesilaus: Alex Steele

Pluto: Alan Mapstone

Persephone: Nichalia Schwartz

Dialogue 25:

Nireus: Alan Mapstone

Thersites: David Purdy

Menippus: Adrian Stephens

Dialogue 27:

Diogenes: ToddHW

Antisthenes: Anna Maria

Krates: Alan Mapstone

Poor Man: David Purdy

Audio edited by Availle and Linette Geisel (2 hr 43 min)


Dialogue I. Diogenes commissions Polydeukes, about to return to the upper world…


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Dialogue II. Eroesus, Midas, and Sardanapalus complain to Pluto of Menippus tha…


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Dialogue III. Menippus ridicules the Oracles of Trophonius and Amphilochus.


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Dialogue IV. Hermes demands from Charon arrears of payment due to him for his s…


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Dialogue V. Pluto directs Hermes to bring him the fortune and legacy-hunters an…


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Dialogue VI. Terpsion, a legacy-hunter, accuses Pluto and the Fates in that, al…


Read by Alan Mapstone

Dialogue VII. Zenophantes and Kallidemides, two parasites, bewail one to the ot…


Read by Alan Mapstone

Dialogue VIII. Knemon, a legacy-hunter, laments to his neighbour Damnippus, tha…


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Dialogue IX. Polystratus, a centenarian plutocrat, upon arriving in hades, narr…


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Dialogue X. An alarming number of ghosts crowd to the styx. Charon, fearing fr…


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Dialogue XI. Krates and Diogenes, meeting in Hades, indulge their satire on the…


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Dialogue XII. Alexander of Macedon and Hannibal, quarrelling for precedence, su…


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Dialogue XIII. Diogenes jeers at Alexander of Macedon for his late pretensions …


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Dialogue XIV. Philip, King of Macedon, ridicules his son Alexander's absurd arr…


Read by Mike Manolakes

Dialogue XV. Antilochus, the son of Nestor (one of the Greek heroes who fell du…


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Dialogue XVI. Diogenes, the cynic, expresses his astonishment to Herakles at se…


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Dialogue XVII. Menippus derides the fable and fate of Tantalus.


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Dialogue XVIII. Menippus desires Hermes to point out to him the beautiful women…


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Dialogue XIX. Protesilaus, one of the victims of the Trojan War, seeks to aveng…


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Dialogue XX. Aeakus, at the especial request of Menippus, introduces him to the…


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Dialogue XXI. Menippus inquires of Kerberus, the canine guardian of the enteran…


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Dialogue XXII. Charon demands from Menippus his accustomed fee. Upon the absolu…


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Dialogue XXIII. Protesilaus, an Achaean hero, who had fallen before Ilium, supp…


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Dialogue XXIV. Diogenes demands of Mausolus, the Karian Satrap, the reason of h…


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Dialogue XXV. Nireus and Thersites, disputing which of them was the more distin…


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Dialogue XXVI. Cheiron imparts to Menippus his reason for preferring Hades to H…


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Dialogue XXVII. The philosophers Diogenes, Antisthenes, and Krates resolve to m…


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Dialogues XXVIII. Menippus ridicules the story of the prophet Teiresias as foun…


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Dialogue XXIX. Agamemnon inquires of (Telamonian) Aias the reason of his late c…


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Dialogue XXX. Sostratus, for his crimes, about to be consigned by Minos to the …


Read by Larry Wilson