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A celebrated Greek satirist; born at Samosata, in northern Syria, about 120 A. D.; died about 200 A. D. Very many of his writings are extant, among them: "Praise of Demosthenes"; "Dialogues of the Gods"; "Dialogues of the Sea Gods"; "Dialogues of the Dead"; "The True History"; "Lucius; or The Ass"; "On the Syrian Goddess"; "Death of Peregrinus"; "The Lover of Lying"; "The Sea Voyage; or Votive Offerings"; "The Banquet; or The Lapithae"; "The Fisherman"; "The Sale of Lives"; "Hermotimus"; "Alexander, or The False Prophet"; "Anacharsis". The genuine writings of Lucian that are extant number 124, not including some fifty epigrams.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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- legal doctrine stating person receives money or other through no effort of his own, at expense another, recipient should return to rightful owner, even if property was not obtained illegally. Most courts will order that the be returned party who has suffered loss brings a lawsuit. 1. Benefit retention with no consideration of return where it can be reasonably expected. 2. Money obtained that is not a gift the beneficiary needs to make restitution for.