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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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The ancient cynic Lucian of Samosata, in a second-century essay on oratory, "A Professor of Public Speaking," describes to would-be leaders how one can exploit a power narrative by acting it out in one's own life: " ...
A fable by the second-century satirist Lucian of Samosata tells of a "sky-man" who flies to the moon.
Kessler's paper takes issue with recent literature that investigates Lucian of Samosata and what he might have known about actual Mesopotamian myth and ritual in his Necyomantia.
(14) In the Onos attributed to Lucian of Samosata, the presence of such magical details is limited to the description of a fearsome witch ([phrase omitted], see Asin.
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).
Se afirma entonces que un manuscrito de Burton encontrado por Pedro Henriquez Urena, enumeraba algunos de ellos: "la septuple copa de Kai Josru, el espejo que Tarik Benzayad encontro en una torre (1001 Noches, 272), el espejo que Luciano de Samosata pudo examinar en la luna (Historia verdadera, I, 26), la lanza especular que el primer libro del Satyricon de Capella atribuye a Jupiter, el espejo universal de Merlin" (Borges, 1974, p.
Lucian of Samosata's definition, from his dialogue The