Version: v1, Published online: 1998
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Lucian of Samosata (in ancient Syria) was one of the most original and engaging figures of post-classical Greek culture. He produced a diverse and influential corpus comparable in size to that of Plato (consisting of seventy-six authentic libelli). Formally the dialogue (in both Platonic and Cynic forms) dominates (thirty-six of seventy-three prose works), but there are also satiric narratives, tall tales (for example, A True Story), ‘Cynic’ diatribes (for example, On Mourning), and multifarious lectures, or essays (for example, The Master of Rhetoric) in his singular oeuvre.
Branham, R. Bracht. Lucian (c. AD 120–80), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A066-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/lucian-c-ad-120-80/v-1.
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