Lucian

Lucian, a Greek writer, born in Samosata, in Syria, in the early part of the 2nd century; he travelled much in his youth; acquired a cynical view of the world, and gave himself to ridicule the philosophical sects and the pagan mythology; his principal writings consist of “Dialogues,” of which the “Dialogues of the Dead” are the best known, the subject being one affording him scope for exposing the vanity of human pursuits; he was an out and out sceptic, found nothing worthy of reverence in heaven or on earth.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Lucerne * Lucifer
Lower Empire
Lowestoft
Lowth, Robert
Loyola, Ignatius
Lubbock, Sir John
Lübeck
Lucan
Lucaris, Cyril
Lucca
Lucerne
Lucian
Lucifer
Lücke, Friedrich
Lucknow
Lucretia
Lucretius, Titus Carus
Lucullus, Lucius
Luddism
Luddites
Ludlow, Edmund
Ludovicus Vives

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