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Satire or the First Science Fiction? Lucian of Samosata’s A True History

By Wu Mingren, contributing writer, Ancient Origins A True History (known in its original Greek as Alēthē diēgēmata, or in Latin as Vera Historia) is a story written by Lucian of Samosata, an author of Syrian / Assyrian origin who lived during the 2nd century AD. Lucian is famous for his satirical works, and ‘A