Classical Cartoon Corner

Hello there. This page contains cartoons based on Classical Greek and Roman works that are all free to download and reuse for educational and edutertainment purposes.

Lucian – True Stories

One of the longest comics we’ve ever done around these parts, this is our version of Lucian’s True Stories – a series of tales that travel from up to the Moon to down inside the guts of a giant Whale, in stories that are guaranteed to be absolutely, completely, one-hundred-percent pure lies.

Ancient Greek Version of Lucian’s ‘True Stories’ (PDF – 58M)

English Version of Lucian’s ‘True Stories’  (PDF – 59M)

Plutarch – Parmeno’s Pig

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This short story, taken from Plutarch’s ‘Table Talk’, is a comic about biases and competitive oinking.

Download the PDFs below:

English Version of Parmeno’s Pig.

Ancient Greek Version of Parmeno’s Pig.

Lucian – The Doctor and the Piper

PiperThis is a short cartoon version of a story from Lucian’s satirical ‘Symposium’, about a Doctor treating a deranged Piper. The strip, a collaboration between myself (Pseudopolites) and John Koelle (mycousinlenin.com) is available in English or in Ancient Greek. We plan to expand on this story in the future.

Download this cartoon strip as a PDF below:

English version of the Doctor and the Piper.

Ancient Greek version of the Doctor and the Piper.

Plautus – The Amphitruo

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Also available on the cartoon bookshelf is Plautus’ Amphitruo,

which you can find in English and in Latin here.

Happy reading.

Oh, and you can email me at pseudopolites@subsidingsun.co.uk