Lucian, Hippias, or The Bath

LCL 14: 33

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Hippias, Or The Bath

“Description” (ecphrasis) was a favourite rhetorical exercise, though many frowned on it. In the “Rhetoric” attributed to Dionysius of Halicarnassus (X, 17 Usener) it is called “an empty show and a waste of words.” It is the general opinion that this piece is not by Lucian.

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.lucian-hippias_bath.1913