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Samosata

(səmŏs`ətə), ancient city of N Syria, on the Euphrates. It was founded c.150 B.C. as the capital of the Commagene kingdom. Taken by the Romans in A.D. 72, it was of some importance in later Roman times. The Arabs took it in the 7th cent. Lucian was born there.
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A Nekuia [descida ao Hades] homerica foi parodiada na antiguidade pelo Dialogos dos mortos, de Luciano de Samosata, que encena o filosofo cinico Diogenes a conversar no Hades com as personagens mortas de herois, filosofos e tiranos.
Se trata del hecho, alegado por los homeousianos, de que el sinodo de Antioquia del ano 268, para condenar la herejia de Pablo de Samosata, rechazo el termino TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII (41), lo que propone el problema de la continuidad de los sinodos, en este caso entre Antioquia (268) y Nicea (325).
Given the parallels between family and state, recognized perhaps most articulately by Aristotle in his Politics and implicitly alluded to both in the Tyrannicide of Lucian of Samosata on which Bilora is modeled and in Bilora itself, is the issue of whether it was ever justifiable for a member of the body politic to kill the body's ruler (Carroll, "Nontheistic" 88990; Greenblatt).
Nel 268 il termine [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII] era stato condannato ad Antiochia, perche usato dal vescovo Paolo di Samosata secondo un'accezione monarchiana, la quale non permetteva di chiarire la reale distinzione tra Padre e Figlio (12).
Lucian of Samosata, a Roman, wrote a fantasy called True Histories', which includes a sailing ship blown aloft by a whirlwind and taking five days to reach an inhabited Moon.
Indeed, it is universally recognized that one of the major sources of Hythlodaeus's extraordinary account of Utopia and the Utopians is the Vera Historia of the Greek "sophist," satirist, and worldly-wise social commentator Lucian of Samosata, writing in the late second century A.
13) y Colonna, quien ve en la obra de Luciano de Samosata el antecedente mas temprano de la autoficcion (Colonna 63 y ss.
Sin duda, Cervantes aprendio bastante de Luciano de Samosata acerca de las paradojas de la historia.
61) Un Luciano de Samosata que a traves de la ironia en los Dialogos de los muertos destaca, entre otras cosas, lo inutil que es procurar llevarse tanto los bienes materiales como los inmateriales cuando ya se ha muerto.
Indeed, Alexander the Great had an interest in the efficacy of naptha, or petroleum, as a weapon; later, while attacking the city of Samosata, advancing Roman soldiers were repelled by maltha or flaming mud.
Borges writes later that "the mirror that Tariq ibn-Zyda found in a tower (1001 Nights 272), the mirror that Lucian of Samosata examined on the moon (True History 1 26), the specular spear attributed by the first book of Capella's Satyricon to Jupiter, Merlin's "universal mirror" ("The Aleph" 285).
The Works of Lucian of Samosata (Lucian's Dialogues of the Gods) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1905), Dialogue 19 (23), Aphrodite and Eros, n.