WorldCat Identities

Lucian of Samosata

Works: 3,455 works in 8,664 publications in 11 languages and 66,140 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Voyages, Imaginary  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator, Contributor, Other, Editor
Classifications: PA4231.A5, 188.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lucian
Marcus Aurelius and his times: the transition from paganism to Christianity, comprising Marcus Aurelius: Meditations; Lucian: Hermotimus, Icaromenippus; Justin Martyr: Dialogue with Trypho, First apology; Walter Pater: Marius the Epicurean (selections)( Book )

6 editions published between 1945 and 1973 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transition from Paganism to Christianity, comprising Marcus Aurelius: Meditations; Lucian: Hermotimus ~ Icaromenippus; Justin Martyr: Dialogue with Trypho ~ First apology; Walter Pater: Marius the Epicurean (Selections)
True history, and Lucius, or The ass by Lucian( Book )

113 editions published between 1476 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucius, or the Ass, a satirical novel charting the adventures of a young man who has been transformed into a donkey, is usually attributed to Lucian and is thought to be a source of Apuleius's Golden Ass
Lucian by Lucian( Book )

102 editions published between 1913 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LUCIAN (c. 120-190 A.D.) the satirist from Samosata on the Euphrates, started as an apprentice sculptor, turned to rhetoric and visited Italy and Gaul as a successful travelling lecturer, before settling in Athens and developing his original brand of satire. Late in life he fell on hard times and accepted an official post in Egypt. Although notable for the Attic purity and elegance of his Greek and his literary versatility, Lucian is chiefly famed for the dialogues in which he satirises human folly, superstition and hypocrisy. His aim was to amuse rather than to instruct. Among his best works are A True Story (the tallest of tall stories about a voyage to the moon), Dialogues of the Gods (a 'reductio ad absurdum' of traditional mythology), Dialogues of the Dead (on the vanity of human wishes), Philosophies for Sale (great philosophers of the past are auctioned off as slaves), The Fisherman (the degeneracy of modern philosophers), The Carousal (philosophers misbehave at a party), Timon (the problems of being rich), Twice accused (Lucian's defence of his literary career) and (if by Lucian) The ass (the amusing adventures of a man who turned into an ass)
A cavalcade of sea legends by Michael Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales and poems from many countries about the sea and sea creatures
The select dialogues of Lucian : to which is added, a new literal translation in Latin, with notes in English by Lucian( Book )

28 editions published between 1744 and 1818 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luciani Opera by Lucian( Book )

in Greek, Modern and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Syrian goddess = (De dea Syria) ; attributed to Lucian by Lucian( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucian, Plato and Greek morals by John Jay Chapman( Book )

3 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy dialogues by Lucian( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pleasant dialogues and dramma's by Thomas Heywood( Book )

15 editions published between 1637 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Syrian goddess by Lucian( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luciani Samosatensis dialogorum selectorum libri duo by Lucian( Book )

26 editions published between 1593 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogues of courtesans by Lucian( Book )

64 editions published between 1810 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In deze haetarengesprekken (Dialogi metricii) uit de tweede eeuw o.a. Philosophische Erziehung (p. 49-54) over een knapenminnende filosoof en Die vornehmen Damen (p. 83-87) over een Lesbienne
Vitarum auctio ; Piscator by Lucian( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirical sketches by Lucian( Book )

7 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of humorous pieces by the satirist
Luciani Vitarum auctio. : Piscator by Lucian( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in Greek, Ancient and Multiple languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enthält: Vitarum auctio ; Piscator
Excerpta quædam ex Luciani Samosatensis operibus per N. Kent by Lucian( Book )

34 editions published between 1730 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The select dialogues of Lucian : To which is added, a new literal translation in Latin, with notes in English. By Edward Murray, M.A. : [Two lines of quotations in Latin] by Lucian( Book )

29 editions published between 1744 and 1804 in Latin and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trips to the moon by Lucian( Book )

13 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucian of Samosata was an Assyrian rhetorician and satirist who wrote in the Greek language. He is noted for his witty and scoffing nature. Trips to the Moon contains three of his works: Instructions for Writing History, The True History, Icaro-Menippus - A Dialogue. Lucian was one of the first novelists in occidental civilization. In A True Story, a fictional narrative work written in prose, he parodied some fantastic tales told by Homer in the Odyssey and some feeble fantasies that were popular in his time
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.01 for Götter, M ... to 0.82 for Dialogues ...)

Luciani Opera
Alternative Names
Antiocheia, Lukianos von 120-180

Antiochenus, Lucianus 120-180

Antiochenus, Lukian 120-180

Antiochien, Lucian von 120-180

Antiochien, Lukina von 120-180

De Samosata, Lucianus 120-180

De Samosate, Lucien

Di Samosata, Luciano

L 120-180 de Samosate

L. de Samosate 120-180

Ljukijan 120-180 iz Samosati

Ljukijan iz Samosati 120-180


Llucià 120-180

Llucià a Samosata

Llucià ca. 120-ca. 190 de Samòsata

Llucià de Samòsata

Llucià, de Samòsata, ca. 120-ca. 190

Loekianos, ca. 120-ca. 180

Loekianos van Samosata


Loukianós 0125?-0192?

Loukianos 03..-03. auteur prétendu

Loukianos 120-180 ho Samosateos, Auteur satirique

Loukianos 120-180 ho Samosateos, Satiriker

Loukianos 120-180 ho Samosateos, Satirist

Loukianos, ca. 120-ca. 180

Loukianos ca. 120-ca. 190 ho Samosateus

Loukianos ho Samosateos 120-180

Loukianos ho Samosateus

Loukianós ho Samosateús 0125?-0192?

Loukianos ho Samosateus, ca 120-ca 180

Loukianos, ho Samosateus, ca. 120-ca. 190

Loukianos Samosateus


Lucià de Samòsata


Lucian 0125?-0192?

Lucian 03..-03. auteur prétendu

Lucian 120-180

Lucian 120-180 of Samosata

Lucian 120-180 of Samosata, Auteur satirique

Lucian 120-180 of Samosata, Satiriker

Lucian 120-180 of Samosata, Satirist

Lucian 120-180 of Samosta

Lucian 120-180 Samosatensis

Lucian 120-180 Von Antiochien

Lucian 120-180 von Samosata

Lucian ancient greek writer

Lucian, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lucian ca. 120-ca. 190

Lucian din Samosata

Lucian of Samosata

Lucian of Samosata 120-180

Lucian, of Samosata, ca. 120-180

Lucian, of Samosata, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lucian of Samosta 120-180

Lucian Samosatensis 120-180

Lucian Von Antiochien 120-180

Lucian von Samosata.

Lucian von Samosata 120-180

Lucian von Samosata asi 120-asi 180

Lucianne 120-180 de Samosata

Lucianne de Samosata 120-180


Luciano 0125?-0192?

Luciano 03..-03. auteur prétendu

Luciano 120-180

Luciano 120-180 di Samosata

Luciano 120-180 di Samosata, Auteur satirique

Luciano 120-180 di Samosata, Satiriker

Luciano 120-180 di Samosata, Satirist

Luciano 120-180 Scrittore Satirico

Luciano 120-180 Sofista

Luciano, ca. 120-ca. 180

Luciano ca. 120-ca. 190

Luciano ca. 120-ca. 190 de Samosata

Luciano ca. 120-ca. 190 de Semósata

Luciano ca. 120-ca. 190 Samosatense

Luciano de Samosata

Luciano, de Samosata, ca. 120-ca. 190

Luciano, de Semósata, ca. 120-ca. 190

Luciano di Samosata

Luciano di Samosata 120-180

Luciano di Samosata 120-c. 180

Luciano, di Samosata, ca. 120-ca. 180

Luciano di Samosata scrittore e retore greco antico di origine siriana

Luciano, Samosatense, ca. 120-ca. 190

Luciano Samosatensis

Luciano Samossateno

Luciano Sofista 120-180

Lucianos 120-180

Lucianos 120-180 Scrittore Satirico


Lucianus 120-180

Lucianus 120-180 Antiochenus

Lucianus 120-180 de Samosata

Lucianus 120-180 Philosophus

Lucianus 120-180 Samosatensis, Auteur satirique

Lucianus 120-180 Samosatensis, Satiriker

Lucianus 120-180 Samosatensis, Satirist

Lucianus 120-180 Samosatenus

Lucianus 120-180 Samosateus

Lucianus 120-180 Satiricus

Lucianus 120-180 Sophista

Lucianus 120-c. 180

Lucianus Antiochenus 120-180

Lucianus, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lucianus ca. 120-ca. 190 Samosatensis

Lucianus de Samosata 120-180

Lucianus, Nigrinus, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lucianus Philosophus 120-180

Lucianus Samosatensis

Lucianus Samosatensis 0125?-0192?

Lucianus Samosatensis 03..-03. auteur prétendu

Lucíanus, Samosatensīs 120-180

Lucianus Samosatensis 120-c. 180

Lucianus Samosatensis asi 120-asi 180

Lucianus, Samosatensis, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lucianus, Samosatensis, ca. 120-ca. 190

Lucianus Samosatenus 120-180

Lucianus Samosateus 120-180

Lucianus Satiricus 120-180

Lucianus Sophista

Lucianus Sophista 120-180

Lucianus van Samosata

Lucianus, van Samosata, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lucianus van Samosata schrijver uit Syrië (120-200)


Lucien 0125?-0192?

Lucien 03..-03. satiriste

Lucien 120-180

Lucien 120-180 de Samosate

Lucien 120-180 de Samosate, Auteur satirique

Lucien 120-180 de Samosate, Satiriker

Lucien 120-180 de Samosate, Satirist

Lucien 120-180 Sophiste

Lucien asi 120-asi 180

Lucien, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lucien (ca 120-ca 190)

Lucien ca. 120-ca. 190 de Samosate

Lucien ca 125-ca 192 de Samosate

Lucien de Samosate

Lucien de Samosate 120-180

Lucien, de Samosate, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lucien, de Samosate, ca. 120-ca. 190

Lucien, de Samosate, ca 125-ca 192

Lucien de Samosate écrivain grec ancien

Lucien de Samosate philosophe, biographe et satiriste grec ancien

Lucien de Samostate

Lucien Grieks schrijver

Lucien iz Samostata

Lucien iz Samstata

Lucien Sophiste 120-180

Lucius 120-180

Lucius 120-180 de Patras

Lucius 120-180 Philosophus

Lucius de Patras

Lucius de Patras 0125?-0192?

Lucius de Patras 120-180

Lucius of Patrae

Lucius Philosophus 120-180

Lucjan ca 120-ca 190

Lucyan Greczyn.

Lucyan z Samosaty.


Lukian 0125?-0192?

Lukian 03..-03. auteur prétendu

Lukian 120-180

Lukian 120-180 Antiochenus

Lukian 120-180 iz Samosaty

Lukian 120-180 Von Antiochien

Lukian 120-180 von Samosata

Lukian 120-180 von Samosata, Auteur satirique

Lukian 120-180 von Samosata, Satiriker

Lukian 120-180 von Samosata, Satirist

Lukian Antiochenus 120-180

Lukian, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lukian ca. 120-ca. 190 ze Samosaty

Lukian i Samosata

Lukian iz Samosaty 120-180

Lukian Samosata

Lukian syrisk skribent

Lukian vo Samosata

Lukian Von Antiochien 120-180

Lukian von Samosata

Lukian von Samosata 120-180

Lukian von Samosata antiker griechischer Schriftsteller aus Syrien

Lukian, von Samosata, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lukian von Samosata syrischer Schriftsteller

Lukian z Samosat

Lukian z Samosat starożytny pisarz grecki

Lukian z Samosaty.

Lukian ze Samosaty

Lukian, ze Samosaty, ca. 120-ca. 190




Lukiano, ca. 120-ca. 180


Lukianos 120-180

Lukianos 120-180 Samōsateōs

Lukianos 120-180 Samosatēs

Lukianos 120-180 Satiriker

Lukianos 120-180 Sophist

Lukianos 120-180 Von Antiocheia

Lukianos 120-180 von Samosata

Lukianos asi 120-asi 180

Lukianos, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lukianos của Samosata

Lukianos Samōsateōs 120-180

Lukianos Samosatēs 120-180

Lukianos Sophist 120-180

Lukianos syrisk författare

Lukianos, van Samosata, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lukianos Von Antiocheia 120-180

Lukianos von Samosata

Lukianos von Samosata 120-180

Lúkiános, ze Samosaty

Lukianos zo Samosaty

Lukianosz ókori görög író

Lukianus 120-180

Lukianus 120-180 von Samosata

Lukianus von Samosata 120-180

Lukien, von Samosate


Lukijan iz Samosate

Lukiǰan od Samosata

Lūkijānūs 120-180 as-Sumaisāṭī

Lūkijānūs as-Sumaisāṭī 120-180

Lukios von Patrai

Lukios von Patrai 120-180

Lūkiyān al-Sumaysāṭī

Lūqijānūs 120-180 as-Sumaisāṭī

Lūqijānūs as-Sumaisāṭī 120-180

Lūqiyān al-Samīsāṭī

Lūqyānūs al-Samīsāṭī

Lutianus 120-180

Luziano Samosatakoa

Luẕiyan, ca. 120-ca. 180


Pseudo-Loukianos 03..-03.

Pseudo-Lucian 03..-03.

Pseudo-Luciano 03..-03.

Pseudo-Luciano 120-180


Pseudo-Lucianus 120-180 Auteur satirique

Pseudo-Lucianus 120-180 Samosatensis

Pseudo-Lucianus 120-180 Samosatenus

Pseudo-Lucianus 120-180 Satiriker

Pseudo-Lucianus 120-180 Satirist

Pseudo-Lucianus 120-180 Sophista

Pseudo-Lucianus Samosatensis 03..-03.

Pseudo-Lucianus Samosatensis 120-180

Pseudo-Lucianus Samosatenus 120-180

Pseudo-Lucianus Sophista 120-180


Pseudo-Lucien 03..-03.

Pseudo-Lucien de Samosate 03..-03.

Pseudo-Lukian 03..-03.

Pseudo-Lukian 120-180

Pseudo-Lukian 120-180 Auteur satirique

Pseudo-Lukian 120-180 Satiriker

Pseudo-Lukian 120-180 Satirist

Samosata, Lucian of

Samosata, Lucian of 120-180

Samosata, Lucian von 120-180

Samosata, Lucianne de 120-180

Samosata, Luciano de

Samosata, Luciano de 120-180

Samosata, Luciano di 120-180

Samosata, Lucianus de 120-180

Samosata, Lukian von 120-180

Samosata, Lukian von 120-180 Auteur satirique

Samosata, Lukian von 120-180 Satiriker

Samosata, Lukian von 120-180 Satirist

Samosatas Lukiāns

Samosate, Lucien de

Samosatensis, Lucianus

Somosatensis, Lucianus 120-180

Λουκιανóς, ὁ Σαμοσατετ̈̔«”ϐγ·ς

Λουκιανóς, ὁ Σαμοσατεύς


Λουκιανός 0125?-0192? ο Σαμοσατεύς

Λουκιανός ο Σαμοσατεύς

Λουκιανός, ο Σαμοσατεύς, 0125?-0192?

Λουκιανός π. 0120-0200; ο Σαμοσατεύς)

Λουκιανός, περ. 120-180 π.Χ.

Λουκιανός Σαμοσατεύς

Луcиан, оф Самосата.

Лукиан греческий пистатель

Лукиан из Самосаты

Лукиан, ок. 120-ок. 1909

Лукиан от Самосата

Лукиан Самосатский

Лукиан Самосатский ок.120-ок.180

Лукијан од Самосата


Лукіян з Самасаты

Люкіян з Самасаты



לוציאן מסמוסטא


לוקיאנוס מסאמוסאטה

لوثین نویسنده سوری

لوقيان السميساطي





ლუკიანი ბერძენი მწერალი




Luciani OperaSeventy dialoguesOn the Syrian goddessDialogues of courtesansTrips to the moonSelected satires of LucianBen Jonson and the Lucianic tradition