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(Λουκιανός; Loukianós).

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[1] L. of Samosata Greek rhetorical-satirical writer, 2nd cent. AD

Important Greek rhetorical-satirical writer of the Roman Imperial period.

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A. Life and career

L. was born between AD 115 and 125 [4. 8] in Samosata on the Euphrates, on the eastern edge of Roman …

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Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen), Markschies, Christoph (Berlin) and Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), “Lucianus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 10 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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