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Lucian of Samosata

Works: 3,347 works in 9,270 publications in 12 languages and 64,863 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator, Contributor, Other, Editor
Classifications: PA4231.A5, 887
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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) by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

8 editions published between 1945 and 1973 in English and held by 1,711 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)
Lucian by Lucian( Book )

316 editions published between 1790 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,448 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)
True history, and Lucius, or The ass by Lucian( Book )

124 editions published between 1476 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 917 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 )

33 editions published between 1744 and 1818 in 3 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loukianou Samosateōs hapanta. Luciani Samosatensis Opera by Lucianus( Book )

180 editions published between 1496 and 1939 in 5 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cavalcade of sea legends by Michael Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales and poems from many countries about the sea and sea creatures
The Syrian goddess = (De dea Syria) ; attributed to Lucian by Lucian( Book )

22 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy dialogues by Lucian( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1637 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hetären-Gespräche by Lucianus( Book )

64 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 244 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
Luciani Samosatensis dialogorum selectorum libri duo by Lucian( Book )

26 editions published between 1593 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1905 and 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirical sketches by Lucian( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of humorous pieces by the satirist
Excerpta quædam ex Luciani Samosatensis operibus per N. Kent by Lucian( Book )

31 editions published between 1730 and 1764 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trips to the moon by Lucian( Book )

8 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in English and held by 41 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
Selecti ex Luciano dialogi quidam : una cum ejusdem libello, cui titulus Quomodo historia scribenda sit ; accedunt interpretatio castigata, et notae variorum by Lucian( Book )

22 editions published between 1773 and 1819 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luciani Opera by Lucian( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charon : Vitarum auctio, Piscator by Lucian( Book )

10 editions published between 1831 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected satires of Lucian by Lucian( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of writings by the 2nd century satirist who ridiculed tyrants, philosophers, and even the gods, in his mock dialogues and prose narratives
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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. de Samosate 120-180

Ljukijan iz Samosati 120-180


Llucià 120-180

Llucià a Samosata

Llucià, de Samòsata

Llucià, de Samòsata, ca. 120-ca. 190

Loekianos ca. 120-ca. 180

Loekianos van Samosata


Loukianós 0125?-0192?

Loukianos ca. 120-ca. 180

Loukianos ho Samosateos, Auteur satirique 120-180

Loukianos ho Samosateos, Satiriker 120-180

Loukianos ho Samosateos, Satirist 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 120-180

Lucian 120-180 of Samosata

Lucian 120-180 Von Antiochien

Lucian 120-180 von Samosata

Lucian ancient greek writer

Lucian ca. 120-ca. 180

Lucian ca. 120-ca. 180 of Samosata

Lucian, ca. 120-ca. 190

Lucian din Samosata

Lucian of Samosata

Lucian of Samosata 120-180

Lucian of Samosata, Auteur satirique 120-180

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

Lucian of Samosata, Satiriker 120-180

Lucian of Samosata, Satirist 120-180

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 120-180 de Samosata

Lucianne de Samosata 120-180


Luciano 0125?-0192?

Luciano 120-180

Luciano 120-180 di Samosata

Luciano 120-180 Scrittore Satirico

Luciano 120-180 Sofista

Luciano ca. 120-ca. 180

Luciano ca. 120-ca. 180 di Samosata

Luciano, ca. 120-ca. 190

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, Auteur satirique 120-180

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

Luciano di Samosata, Satiriker 120-180

Luciano di Samosata, Satirist 120-180

Luciano di Samosata scrittore e retore greco antico di origine siriana

Luciano, Samosatense, ca. 120-ca. 190

Luciano Samosatensis

Luciano Samossateno

Luciano Scrittore Satirico 120-180

Luciano Sofista 120-180

Lucianos 120-180 Scrittore Satirico

Lucianos Scrittore Satirico 120-180


Lucianus 120-180

Lucianus 120-180 Antiochenus

Lucianus 120-180 de Samosata

Lucianus 120-180 Samosatenus

Lucianus 120-180 Satiricus

Lucianus 120-180 Sophista

Lucianus Antiochenus 120-180

Lucianus ca. 120-ca. 180

Lucianus ca. 120-ca. 180 Nigrinus

Lucianus ca. 120-ca. 180 Samosatensis

Lucianus ca. 120-ca. 180 van Samosata

Lucianus de Samosata 120-180

Lucianus, Nigrinus, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lucianus Philosophus 120-180

Lucianus Samosatensis

Lucianus Samosatensis 0125?-0192?

Lucíanus, Samosatensīs 120-180

Lucianus Samosatensis 120-c. 180

Lucianus Samosatensis asi 120-asi 180

Lucianus Samosatensis, Auteur satirique 120-180

Lucianus, Samosatensis, ca. 120-ca. 180

Lucianus, Samosatensis, ca. 120-ca. 190

Lucianus Samosatensis, Satiriker 120-180

Lucianus Samosatensis, Satirist 120-180

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 120-180

Lucien 120-180 de Samosate

Lucien 120-180 Sophiste

Lucien asi 120-asi 180

Lucien ca. 120-ca. 180

Lucien ca. 120-ca. 180 de Samosate

Lucien de Samosate

Lucien de Samosate 120-180

Lucien de Samosate, Auteur satirique 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, Satiriker 120-180

Lucien de Samosate, Satirist 120-180

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 120-180

Lukian 120-180 Antiochenus

Lukian 120-180 iz Samosaty

Lukian 120-180 Von Antiochien

Lukian 120-180 von Samosata

Lukian Antiochenus 120-180

Lukian ca. 120-ca. 180

Lukian ca. 120-ca. 180 von Samosata

Lukian i Samosata

Lukian iz Samosaty 120-180

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Lukian vo Samosata

Lukian Von Antiochien 120-180

Lukian von Samosata

Lukian von Samosata 120-180

Lukian von Samosata, Auteur satirique 120-180

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

Lukian von Samosata, Satiriker 120-180

Lukian von Samosata, Satirist 120-180

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 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 ca. 120-ca. 180 van Samosata

Lukianos của Samosata

Lukianos Samōsateōs 120-180

Lukianos Samosatēs 120-180

Lukianos Satiriker 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 von Samosata 120-180

Lukien, von Samosate


Lukijan iz Samosate

Lūkijānūs as-Sumaisāṭī 120-180

Lūkiyān al-Sumaysāṭī

Lūqijānūs as-Sumaisāṭī 120-180

Lūqiyān al-Samīsāṭī

Lūqyānūs al-Samīsāṭī

Lutianus 120-180

Luziano Samosatakoa

Luẕiyan ca. 120-ca. 180

Pseudo-Luciano 120-180


Pseudo-Lucianus 120-180 Samosatensis

Pseudo-Lucianus 120-180 Samosatenus

Pseudo-Lucianus 120-180 Sophista

Pseudo-Lucianus Auteur satirique 120-180

Pseudo-Lucianus Samosatensis 120-180

Pseudo-Lucianus Samosatenus 120-180

Pseudo-Lucianus Satiriker 120-180

Pseudo-Lucianus Satirist 120-180

Pseudo-Lucianus Sophista 120-180


Pseudo-Lukian 120-180

Pseudo-Lukian Auteur satirique 120-180

Pseudo-Lukian Satiriker 120-180

Pseudo-Lukian Satirist 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

Samosata, Lukian von Auteur satirique 120-180

Samosata, Lukian von Satiriker 120-180

Samosata, Lukian von Satirist 120-180

Samosatas Lukiāns

Samosate, Lucien de

Samosatensis, Lucianus

Somosatensis, Lucianus 120-180

Λουκιανóς, ὁ Σαμοσατετ̈̔«”ϐγ·ς

Λουκιανóς ὁ Σαμοσατετ̈̔«”ϐγ·ς

Λουκιανóς ὁ Σαμοσατεύς


Λουκιανός ο Σαμοσατεύς

Λουκιανός, ο Σαμοσατεύς, 0125?-0192?

Λουκιανός (π. 0120-0200; ο Σαμοσατεύς).

Λουκιανός, περ. 120-180 π.Χ.

Λουκιανός Σαμοσατεύς


Лукиан греческий пистатель

Лукиан из Самосаты

Лукиан от Самосата

Лукиан Самосатский

Лукиан Самосатский ок.120-ок.180


Лукіян з Самасаты

Люкіян з Самасаты



לוציאן מסמוסטא

לוקיאנוס מסאמוסאטה

السميساطي، لوقيانوس، 120؟-180؟

لوثین نویسنده سوری

لوقيان السميساطي

لوقيان السميساطي، 120؟-180؟


لوكيانوس السميساطي، 120؟-180؟







Hetären-GesprächeThe works of Lucian of Samosata, complete with exceptions specified in the prefaceTrips to the moonLuciani OperaSelected satires of LucianSelected satires of LucianBen Jonson and the Lucianic tradition