Lucianus of Samosata (Lucian)
(1,489 words)

b. between AD 115 and 125 in Samosata in Syria;

d. ca. AD 190;

important Greek author of rhetoric, popular-philosophical, satirical, and autobiographical works (mainly dialogues).


The diverse Cor…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Lucianus of Samosata (Lucian)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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