Date: 150-160 C.E.

The Passing of Peregrinus is a satire by the Syrian Greek writer Lucian in which the lead character, the Cynic philosopher Peregrinus Proteus, takes advantage of the generosity of Christians and lives a disingenuous life before burning himself at the Olympic Games of 165 C.E. The text is historically significant because it contains one of the earliest evaluations of early Christianity by a non-Christian author.