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Lucian of Samosata

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Works: 1,382 works in 2,952 publications in 11 languages and 9,105 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Biography  History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Other, Translator, Dubious author, Bibliographic antecedent, Librettist, Contributor, Facsimilist
Classifications: PA4230, 887.01
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Most widely held works by Lucian
Luciani Samosatensis Opera by Lucius ( Book )
277 editions published between 1563 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucian by Lucius ( Book )
117 editions published between 1790 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 860 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)
Dialogues des Courtisanes : suivi des Amours et de Toxaris by Lucius ( Book )
45 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dialogues des morts by Lucius ( Book )
69 editions published between 1784 and 1957 in 6 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oeuvres by Lucius ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucien, au IIe siècle, propose des réflexions spirituelles souvent parodiques, la plupart sous forme de dialogues ou de lettres, sur les folies et les défauts de son temps. Ce tome contient cinq dialogues à portée philosophique évoquant l'impuissance des dieux, leur injustice et le ridicule des humains
Histoire véritable de Lucien by Lucius ( Book )
18 editions published between 1787 and 1984 in French and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucian by Lucius ( Book )
16 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucian by Lucius ( Book )
30 editions published between 1855 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luciani Opera by Lucian ( Book )
15 editions published between 1503 and 1974 in Greek, Ancient and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucian by Lucius ( Book )
23 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oeuvres by Lucius ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Greek, Ancient and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucian : in eight volumes by Lucius ( Book )
19 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucian : in eight volumes by Lucius ( Book )
30 editions published between 1901 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucian : in eight volumes by Lucius ( Book )
19 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Œuvres complètes by Julian ( Book )
25 editions published between 1874 and 1934 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucian by W. Lucas Collins ( Book )
3 editions published in 1875 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucian : in eight volumes by Lucius ( Book )
22 editions published between 1925 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexandre ou Le faux prophète by Lucius ( Book )
8 editions published between 1938 and 2002 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le songe ou le coq by Lucius ( Book )
44 editions published between 1830 and 1941 in 4 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comment écrire l'histoire by Lucius ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Di Samosata, Luciano
Llucià, de Samòsata
Llucià, de Samòsata, ca. 120-ca. 190.
Loekianos van Samosata
Loukianos.
Loukianós 0125?-0192?
Loukianós ho Samosateús 0125?-0192?
Loukianos, ho Samosateus, ca. 120-ca. 190.
Loukianos Samosateus
Lucià de Samòsata
Lucian.
Lucian 0125?-0192?
Lucian, ca. 120-ca. 190.
Lucian of Samosata
Luciano.
Luciano 0125?-0192?
Luciano, ca. 120-ca. 190.
Luciano, de Samosata, ca. 120-ca. 190.
Luciano, de Semósata, ca. 120-ca. 190.
Luciano di Samosata
Luciano, Samosatense, ca. 120-ca. 190.
Lucianus Samosatensis
Lucianus Samosatensis 0125?-0192?
Lucianus, Samosatensis, ca. 120-ca. 190.
Lucien.
Lucien 0125?-0192?
Lucien de Samosate
Lucien, de Samosate, ca. 120-ca. 190.
Lucien de Samostate.
Lucius de Patras
Lucius de Patras 0125?-0192?
Lucjan ca 120-ca 190
Lukian.
Lukian 0125?-0192?
Lukian z Samosat.
Lukian, ze Samosaty, ca. 120-ca. 190.
Lukiano
Lukios von Patrai
Pseudo-Lucianus
Pseudo-Lucien
Samosate, Lucien de
Λουκιανός
Λουκιανός 0125?-0192? ο Σαμοσατεύς
Λουκιανός ὁ Σαμοσατεύς 0125?-0192?
Λουκιανός π. 0120-0200; ο Σαμοσατεύς)
Λουκιανός Σαμοσατεύς
Лукиан из Самосаты.
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