Excerpta Quædam ex Luciani Samosatensis Operibus

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Excerpta Quaedam ex Luciani Samosatensis Operibus
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Author Lucian of Samosata
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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.[1] Their relationship was strained, and Lucian eventually left his home and his apprenticeship.[2] 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.[3] 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.

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  1. Henry W. L. Hime, Lucian, the Syrian Satirist (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900)
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s.v. "Lucian," accessed November 7, 2013.
  3. Ibid.