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Lucian of Samosata

Overview
Works: 3,328 works in 7,638 publications in 13 languages and 61,867 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Voyages, Imaginary  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PA4231.A5, 188.8
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Most widely held works about Lucian
 
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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 )

5 editions published between 1945 and 1973 in English and held by 1,598 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 )

105 editions published between 1476 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figure parmi les Pièces ajoutées, une notice sur Richard Aeschlimann: p. IV-Vi
A cavalcade of sea legends by Michael Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 456 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 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucian by Lucian( Book )

46 editions published between 1790 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 400 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)
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 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy dialogues by Lucian( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luciani Opera by Lucian( Book )

in Greek, Modern and held by 315 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 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luciani Samosatensis dialogorum selectorum libri duo by Lucian( Book )

24 editions published between 1593 and 1980 in Latin and English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Syrian goddess by Lucian( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogues of courtesans by Lucian( Book )

59 editions published between 1810 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 222 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 )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Lucian of Samosata, complete with exceptions specified in the preface by Lucian( Book )

9 editions published between 1905 and 2007 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certain select dialogues of Lucian : together with his true history by Lucian( Book )

7 editions published between 1663 and 1984 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirical sketches by Lucian( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of humorous pieces by the satirist
Part of Lucian made English from the originall, in the yeare 1638 by Lucian( Book )

7 editions published between 1663 and 1980 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trips to the moon by Lucian( Book )

12 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in English and held by 42 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Luciani Opera
Alternative Names
Pseudo-Lucian

Pseudo-Luciano

Pseudo-Lucianus

Pseudo-Lucien nom d’auteur utilisé pour les œuvres d’attribution douteuse à Lucien de Samosate

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Seventy dialoguesLuciani OperaOn the Syrian goddessDialogues of courtesansThe works of Lucian of Samosata, complete with exceptions specified in the prefaceTrips to the moonSelected satires of Lucian