Lucian of Samosata (Greek: Λουκιανός ο Σαμοσατεύς, Latin: Lucianus; c. A.D. 125 – after A.D. 180) was an Assyrian rhetorician, and satirist who wrote in the Greek language. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. Events By place Roman Empire The praetorian prefect Tarutenius Paternus achieved a decisive victory against the Quadi The Assyrians are an Ethnic group whose origins lie in what is today Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. Rhetoric has had many definitions no simple definition can do it justice Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly He is noted for his witty and scoffing nature.
Few details of Lucian's life can be verified with any degree of accuracy. He claimed to have been born in Samosata, in the former kingdom of Commagene, which had been absorbed by the Roman Empire and made part of the province of Syria. Samosata (Շամշատ Shamshat was an ancient city on the right (west bank of the Euphrates whose ruins existed at the modern city of Samsat, Adıyaman Province For the kingdom please see Kingdom of Commagene. Commagene or Kommagene ( Greek: Kομμαγηνή, Kommagênê Կոմմագենէ The Roman Empire was the post-Republican phase of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic form of government and large territorial History of Bahrein, AND COMPARE THE TRUE IMPORTANCE OF THE TWO STATES In his works, Lucian refers to himself as a "Syrian".  "Assyrian" and "barbarian", perhaps indicating "he was from the Semitic and not the imported Greek population" of Samosata.  His birthplace was recently lost when the Atatürk Dam project led to the inundation of the site. The Atatürk Dam (Atatürk Barajı originally the Karababa Dam, is a zoned rock-fill dam with a central core on the Euphrates River on the border Lucian almost certainly did not write all the more than eighty works attributed to him — declamations, essays both laudatory and sarcastic, and comic dialogues and symposia with a satirical cast, studded with quotations in alarming contexts and allusions set in an unusual light, designed to be surprising and provocative. Symposium originally referred to a drinking party (the Greek verb sympotein means "to drink together" but has since come to refer to any Academic conference His name added luster to any entertaining and sarcastic essay: over 150 surviving manuscripts attest to his continued popularity. A manuscript is any Document that is Written by hand as opposed to being printed or reproduced in some other way The first printed edition of a selection of his works was issued at Florence in 1499. Florence ( Italian: Firenze Florentia and Fiorenza) is the Capital City of the Italian region of Tuscany His best known works are A True Story (a romance, patently not "true" at all, which he admits in his introduction to the story), and Dialogues of the Gods and Dialogues of the Dead. True History or True Story ( Greek) is a fantastic travel tale by the Greek-speaking Syrian author Lucian As a Literary genre of High culture, romance or chivalric romance refers to a style of heroic Prose and verse Narrative
Lucian was trained as a rhetorician, a vocation where one pleads in court, composing pleas for others, and teaching the art of pleading. Rhetoric has had many definitions no simple definition can do it justice Lucian's practice was to travel about, giving amusing discourses and witty lectures improvised on the spot, somewhat as a rhapsode had done in declaiming poetry at an earlier period. In Classical Greece, in the fifth and fourth centuries BC and perhaps earlier a rhapsode (ῥαψῳδός was a professional Performer of Poetry, especially In this way Lucian travelled through Ionia and mainland Greece, to Italy and even to Gaul, and won much wealth and fame. Geography Physical Ionia was of small extent not exceeding 90 geographical miles in length from north to south with a breadth varying from 40 to 55 miles but to this Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Gaul (Gallia was the Roman name for the region of Western Europe comprising present day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western
What blessings that book creates for its readers and what peace, tranquillity, and freedom it engenders in them, liberating them as it does from terrors and apparitions and portents, from vain hopes and extravagant cravings, developing in them intelligence and truth, and truly purifying their understanding, not with torches and squills and that sort of foolery, but with straight thinking, truthfulness and frankness. Alexander of Abonoteichus (c105 AD was an Oracle who built a following in parts of the Roman Empire.
In his Symposium, far from Plato's discourse, the diners get drunk, tell smutty tales and behave badly. Biography Early life Birth and family Plato was born in Athens Greece
But he was also 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. Homer ( Ancient Greek:, Homēros) is a legendary ancient Greek epic Poet, traditionally said to be the author of the epic poems the The Odyssey ( Greek: Ὀδύσσεια or Odússeia) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. He anticipated "modern" fictional themes like voyages to the moon and Venus, extraterrestrial life and wars between planets centuries before Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. Extraterrestrial life is Life originating outside of the Earth. Jules Gabriel Verne ( February 8 1828 &ndash March 24 1905) was a French Author who pioneered the science-fiction Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 &ndash 13 August 1946 He was an outspoken socialist and a pacifist, his later works becoming increasingly political He could actually be called the Father of science fiction.
Lucian also wrote a satire called The Passing of Peregrinus, in which the lead character, Peregrinus Proteus, takes advantage of the generosity and gullibility of Christians. Peregrinus Proteus (c 95-165 AD was a Cynic Philosopher, from Parium in Mysia. A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth This is one of the earliest surviving pagan perceptions of Christianity. Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings His Philopseudes (Greek for "Lover of lies") is a frame story which includes the original version of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice". A frame story (also frame tale, frame narrative, etc is a narrative technique whereby an introductory main story is composed at least in part for the purpose of The Sorcerer's Apprentice is the English name of Goethe 's poem Der Zauberlehrling (1797
Lucian is also the presumed author of Macrobii (long-livers) which is devoted to longevity. He gives some mythical examples like that of Nestor who lived three centuries or Tiresias the blind seer of Thebes who lived 600 years. In Greek mythology, Nestor of Gerênia ( Greek: Νέστωρ) was the son of Neleus and Chloris, and the King of Pylos. Everes redirects here For the Butterfly Genus, see Everes (genus. Most of the examples are normal lives (80-100 yrs). He tells his readers about the Seres (Chinese) who live 300 years. He also gives some advice concerning food intake and moderation in general.
The Amores and the Ass, transmitted among the works of Lucian, are usually not considered genuine works of Lucian and are normally cited under the name of Pseudo-Lucian. The Erōtes or Amores ("Loves" or "The two kinds of love" is a Greek dialogue an example of contest literature, comparing the love Lucian of Samosata (Λουκιανός ὁ Σαμοσατεύς Lucianus c There is also debate over the authorship of De Dea Syria ("On the Syrian goddess"). De Dea Syria ("Concerning the Syrian Goddess " is the conventional Latin title of a work written in Greek that has been traditionally ascribed to the Hellenized
"Pseudo-Lucian" is the conventional name given to the unknown authors of a number of pseudepigrapha attributed to Lucian. Pseudepigrapha (from Ancient Greek ψευδής These spurious works include:
Of these, the most famous are probably the Amores with its praise of pederasty, and the Lucius or The Ass, a shorter and bawdier version of the story made famous by Apuleius. The Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius, which according to St Augustine was referred to as The Golden Ass ( Asinus aureus The Erōtes or Amores ("Loves" or "The two kinds of love" is a Greek dialogue an example of contest literature, comparing the love Philopatris is a work of Greek Literature, a Dialogue formerly attributed to Lucian, but now generally admitted to be spurious The Erōtes or Amores ("Loves" or "The two kinds of love" is a Greek dialogue an example of contest literature, comparing the love Pederasty or paederasty refers to an erotic relationship sexually expressed or not between an adolescent boy and an adult male outside his immediate family Apuleius should not be confused with Lucius Appuleius Saturninus, a Roman demagogue or with Pseudo-Apuleius, an author
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Lucian of Samosata|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Writer: a rhetorician and satirist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||120 - after 180|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Samosata|
|DATE OF DEATH||120 - after 180|
|PLACE OF DEATH|