Lucian of Samosata (Auncient Greek: Λουκιανὸς ὁ Σαμοσατεύς, Laitin: Lucianus Samosatensis; aboot 125 CE – efter 180 CE) wis a rhetorician an satirist wha wrote in the Greek leid during the Seicont Sophistic. He is notit for his witty an scoffin naitur.
A feectionalised portrait o Lucian taken frae a seiventeent century engravin bi William Faithorne
Aboot 125 CE|
Samosata, Roman Empire (modren-day Turkey)
Efter 180 CE|
True History, |
Dialogues o the Dead, Dialogues o the Gods,
Dialogues o the Courtesans,
Alexander the False Prophet,
Sale of Creeds,
The Luver o Lies
- Guy G. Stroumsa (2009). "Transformations of Ritual". The End of Sacrifice: Religious Transformations in Late Antiquity. The University of Chicago Press. p. 79.
the pagan Lucian of Samosata, makes him one of our most precious witnesses about various "mystery" cults
- howard D. Weinbrot (2005). "Introduction. Clearing the Ground: The Genre". Menippean Satire Reconsidered: From Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century. The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 18.
the pagan Lucian was a "most execrable villain" who attacked both Christianity and religion in general
- Paul of Samosata, Zenobia and Aurelian: The Church, Local Culture and Political Allegiance in Third-Century Syria Author(s): Fergus Millar Source: The Journal of Roman Studies, Vol. 61 (1971), pp. 1-17.