Lucian


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Lu·cian

 (lo͞o′shən) fl. second century ad.
Greek satirist. His two major works, Dialogues of the Gods and Dialogues of the Dead, ridicule Greek philosophy and mythology.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Lucian

(ˈluːsɪən)
n
(Biography) 2nd century ad, Greek writer, noted esp for his satirical Dialogues of the Gods and Dialogues of the Dead
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Translations
Lukian
Lukian
Luciano
Lucien
Lukian
Luciano
Lucian
References in classic literature ?
The contemplative atheist is rare: a Diagoras, a Bion, a Lucian perhaps, and some others; and yet they seem to be more than they are; for that all that impugn a received religion, or superstition, are by the adverse part branded with the name of atheists.
Come, thou that hast inspired thy Aristophanes, thy Lucian, thy Cervantes, thy Rabelais, thy Moliere, thy Shakespear, thy Swift, thy Marivaux, fill my pages with humour; till mankind learn the good-nature to laugh only at the follies of others, and the humility to grieve at their own.
The Lunarians have been described by Lucian, Locke and other observers, but without much agreement.
With a solid collection of paintings currently attracting lots of attention on view at the swank Upper East Side townhouse Acquavella Galleries, and an exhibition of mainly self-portraits coming this October to the Royal Academy in London, (which, if it were up to me, would be titled: "Me, Myself, and Everything They Say About Me"), it is time for me to say everything I think about the despicable genius, Lucian Freud.
Lucian Boldea, currently Senior Vice President, Additives & Functional Products, will become an Executive Vice President and assume leadership of Chemical Intermediates in addition to his current responsibilities.
A LUCIAN Freud artwork that lay hidden beneath another painting for 69 years has sold for PS30,000.
Opening the shortest possible way towards Divinity, Lucian Blaga observed, according to his personal inner experience, that realization of a metaphor, actually the essence of creation, involved precisely a most productive communication between the conscious and the unconscious, or it is, perhaps, the very result of such a communication.
Hybridity in the works of Lucian takes on many forms; his creation of the seriocomic genre is itself defined as a hybrid (Luc.
White House correspondent for the far right website The Gateway Pundit, Lucian Wintrich, was arrested after he appeared to assault a woman following his "It's OK to Be White" speech at the University of Connecticut on Tuesday.
It was here that British painter Lucian Freud lived during the 1940s, creating several notable artworks.