Lucian, in Greek Loukianos, was a Syrian, born about
the year 120 at Samosata, where a bend of the Euphrates
brings that river nearest to the borders of Cilicia
in Asia Minor. He ...
The Greek satirical writer Lucian (ca. 120 A.D.-ca. 200 A.D.) is noted for his mastery of Greek prose and satirical dialogue. He was an unrelenting but delightful critic of mythological and philosophi...
Lucian of Samosata (in ancient Syria) was one of the most original and engaging figures of postclassical Greek culture. Like other Greek writers in the Roman Empire, he is difficult to classify generi...