Excerpta Quædam ex Luciani Samosatensis Operibus
by Lucian of Samosata
|Excerpta Quaedam ex Luciani Samosatensis Operibus|
at the College of William & Mary.
|Author||Lucian of Samosata|
|Edition||Precise edition unknown|
Lucian (125-180 CE) was a well-known ancient Greek rhetorician and satirist. As a child, Lucian was apprenticed to his uncle to begin a career as a sculptor. Their relationship was strained, and Lucian eventually left his home and his apprenticeship. He acquired a Greek literary education in western Asia Minor and applied it towards a career as a public speaker when he eventually returned to Greece. Though a successful rhetorician, Lucian became disenchanted with his career and gave up public speaking to write critical and satirical essays. These essays catapulted Lucian into fame and continue to serve as the basis for his lasting legacy.
Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library
- Henry W. L. Hime, Lucian, the Syrian Satirist (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900)
- Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s.v. "Lucian," accessed November 7, 2013.