|Year of Publication||1913|
|Authors||Samosatensis L, Harmon A.|
|Series Title||Loeb Classical Library|
|Publisher||Harvard University Press|
|Keywords||Commagene, Lucian, poet, Samosata, works|
Satire blends with comic art in Lucian's tales, fantasies, and dialogues. With ebullient wit he mocks teachers of literature, the various philosophical schools, popular religions, historians and writers, the Olympian gods, and the foibles of mortals. In The Dream he jocularly recounts his own career. Native of Samosata on the Euphrates, Lucian traveled widely in the Roman Empire as far as Gaul. His 80 extant works (published here in 8 volumes) offer insight on the intellectual world of the second century CE along with mischievous and sophisticated entertainment.