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Lucian of Samosata

Works: 3,318 works in 7,546 publications in 13 languages and 61,724 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Creator, Translator, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PA4231.A5, 188.8
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Most widely held works about Lucian
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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 )

9 editions published between 1945 and 1973 in English and held by 1,681 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 )

118 editions published between 1476 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figure parmi les Pièces ajoutées, une notice sur Richard Aeschlimann: p. IV-Vi
The select dialogues of Lucian : to which is added, a new literal translation in Latin, with notes in English by Lucian( Book )

31 editions published between 1744 and 1818 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cavalcade of sea legends by Michael Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales and poems from many countries about the sea and sea creatures
Lucian by Lucian( Book )

53 editions published between 1790 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 421 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 356 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

Luciani Opera by Lucian( Book )

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

Seventy dialogues by Lucian( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Greek, Ancient 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 302 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 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Syrian goddess by Lucian( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogues of courtesans by Lucian( Book )

58 editions published between 1810 and 2016 in 4 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
Part of Lucian made English from the originall, in the yeare 1638 by Lucian( Book )

10 editions published between 1663 and 1980 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vitarum auctio ; Piscator by Lucian( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 124 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 109 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 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of humorous pieces by the satirist
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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Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.01 for Götter, M ... to 0.82 for Dialogues ...)

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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

Di Samosata, Luciano

L. de Samosate 120-180

Ljukijan iz Samosati 120-180


Llucià 120-180

Llucià a Samosata

Llucià de Samòsata

Loekianos van Samosata


Loukianos ho Samosateos 120-180

Loukianos ho Samosateus

Loukianos ho Samosateus, ca 120-ca 180


Lucià, de Samòsata


Lucian 120-180

Lucian ancient Greek writer

Lucian, ca 120-ca 180

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 120-180

Lucian von Samosata, asi 120-asi 180

Lucianne de Samosata 120-180

Luciano 120-180

Luciano de Samosata

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 Samossateno

Luciano Sofista 120-180

Lucianos 120-180


Lucianus 120-180

Lucianus Antiochenus 120-180

Lucianus, ca 120-ca 180

Lucianus de Samosata 120-180

Lucianus Philosophus 120-180

Lucianus Samosatensis

Lucíanus, Samosatensīs 120-180

Lucianus Samosatensis, 120-c. 180

Lucianus Samosatensis, asi 120-asi 180

Lucianus Samosatensis, ca 120-ca 180

Lucianus Samosatenus 120-180

Lucianus Samosateus 120-180

Lucianus Satiricus 120-180

Lucianus Sophista

Lucianus Sophista 120-180

Lucianus van Samosata schrijver uit Syrië (120-200)


Lucien 120-180

Lucien, asi 120-asi 180

Lucien (ca 120-ca 190)

Lucien de Samosate

Lucien de Samosate 120-180

Lucien de Samosate, ca 120-ca 180

Lucien de Samosate philosophe, biographe et satiriste grec ancien

Lucien Sophiste 120-180

Lucius 120-180

Lucius, de Patras

Lucius de Patras 120-180

Lucius, of Patrae

Lucius Philosophus 120-180

Lucjan (ca 120-ca 190)


Lukian 120-180

Lukian Antiochenus 120-180

Lukian, ca 120-ca 180

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 syrischer Schriftsteller

Lukian z Samosat

Lukian z Samosat starożytny pisarz grecki

Lukian ze Samosaty





Lukianos 120-180

Lukianos, asi 120-asi 180

Lukianos của Samosata

Lukianos Samōsateōs 120-180

Lukianos Samosatēs 120-180

Lukianos Sophist 120-180

Lukianos syrisk författare

Lukianos Von Antiocheia 120-180

Lukianos von Samosata 120-180

Lúkiános ze Samosaty

Lukianos zo Samosaty

Lukianosz ókori görög író

Lukianus 120-180

Lukianus von Samosata 120-180

Lukien, von Samosate


Lūkijānūs as-Sumaisāṭī 120-180

Lukios, von Patrai

Lūkiyān al-Sumaysāṭī

Lūqijānūs as-Sumaisāṭī 120-180

Lūqiyān al-Samīsāṭī

Lūqyānūs al-Samīsāṭī

Lutianus 120-180

Luziano Samosatakoa


Pseudo-Luciano 120-180


Pseudo-Lucianus Samosatensis 120-180

Pseudo-Lucianus Samosatenus 120-180

Pseudo-Lucianus Sophista 120-180


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

Pseudo-Lukian 120-180

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

Samosatas Lukiāns

Samosate, Lucien de

Somosatensis, Lucianus 120-180

Λουκιανóς, ὁ Σαμοσατεύς


Λουκιανός ο Σαμοσατεύς

Λουκιανός, περ. 120-180 π.Χ.

Λουκιανός, Σαμοσατεύς

Луcиан, оф Самосата.


Лукиан греческий пистатель

Лукиан, ок. 120-ок. 1909

Лукиан от Самосата


Лукіян з Самасаты

Люкіян з Самасаты



לוציאן מסמוסטא


לוקיאנוס מסאמוסאטה

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Luciani OperaSeventy dialoguesOn the Syrian goddessDialogues of courtesansThe works of Lucian of Samosata, complete with exceptions specified in the prefaceTrips to the moonSelected satires of Lucian