Lucian of Samosata
Author(s) : Kamara Afroditi (26/3/2007)Translation : Velentzas Georgios
For citation: Kamara Afroditi, "Lucian of Samosata",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=10142>
Lucian of Samosata was a teacher of rhetoric and probably the most important satiric writer of the Roman period. His works reflect the social conditions of the 2nd c. AD (Antonine period) and place him among the representatives of the Second Sophistic, although his humble origins and education deprived him of a senior post in teaching.
satiric writer – teacher of rhetoric
Date and Place of Death
c. 190 AD – Egypt
Date and Place of Birth
c. 120 AD – Samosata
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