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Libanius

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Works: 192 works in 717 publications in 8 languages and 8,264 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Apologetic writings  Records and correspondence  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Other, Arranger, Attributed name
Classifications: PA3612, 885.01
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Libanii Opera by Libanius( Book )

242 editions published between 1903 and 1998 in 7 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voll. 9 und 10 betreffen die Handschrift Cod. 459 der Burgerbibliothek Bern
Antioch as a centre of Hellenic culture as observed by Libanius by Libanius( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the first and last years of Libanius' Antiochene career (AD 354-388), the speeches in this volume illustrate the great range of Libanius' rhetorical skills, while at the same time illuminating the intrigues of city politics and university life. The book's focal points are the great patriotic Antiochikos (Oration 11), delivered soon after Libanius' return to his native city, and the long defence of his educational system (Oration 62) from almost thirty years later, in which a bellicose tone is adopted to rebut a personal attack on Libanius' failure to produce a really successful student. The shorter speeches give unparalleled insights into problems of sharply contemporary relevance - teachers' pay, student indiscipline and rioting, threats from the rival Latin curriculum, accusations of professional incompetence, as well as everyday details of academic life. The majority of these speeches have not previously been translated into English. This volume will interest not only students of Libanius and of Antioch, but also those engaged in the broader study of education, rhetoric, Hellenic culture and upper-class pagan society in late antiquity."--Jacket
Libanius's Progymnasmata : model exercises in Greek prose composition and rhetoric by Libanius( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian the emperor, containing Gregory Nazianzen's two Invectives and Libanius' Monody with Julian's extant theosophical works by C. W King( Book )

6 editions published in 1888 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demetrii et Libanii qui feruntur Typoi epistolikoi et Epistolimaioi charaktēres by Demetrius( Book )

18 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres pour toutes circonstances : les traités épistolaires du Pseudo-Libanios et du Pseudo-Démétrios de Phalère by Libanius( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces deux traités de rhétorique, un pour chaque auteur, sur le genre épistolaire, fournissent des modèles de lettres, classés par type et accompagnés d'exemples adaptables à toutes situations. Les modèles du Pseudo-Libanios s'adressent au citoyen dans la vie quotidienne et les affaires municipales, et ceux du Pseudo-Démétrios de Phalère, à des employés de la haute administration de l'Empire romain
Selected works by Libanius( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LIBANIUS (A.D. 314-393) was one of the last great publicists and educators of Greek paganism. His story, as presented in his 'Autobiography' (Oration I) and the 'Life' by Eunapius, is supplemented by information from a correspondence of over 1500 items (dated A.D. 355-365 and A.D. 388-393) and 64 extant orations. Sophistic works of various types, including the 'Hypotheses of Demosthenes' Orations', complete the corpus of his works. He was born in Antioch of respectable municipal family and, after study at Athens, began his teaching career in Constantinople in 340, but soon had to retire to Nicomedeia, where he became acquainted with St. Basil and influential in the development of Julian's paganism. After a second tenure at Constantinople he returned home to become professor in Antioch in 354, a position which he held through many vicissitudes, for the rest of his life. His views and prejudices caused him to react sharply against many contemporary trends. As sophist of Antioch and a devoted exponent of the traditional Hellenic system of education, he remained deliberately and contemptuously unacquainted with Latin, and deplored its increasing influence. Naturally humane in outlook and sympathizing with the local bouregoisie, he criticized bitterly the encroachments and oppressions of the central administration, and the general cruelty of his day. Sincerely pagan in an increasingly aggressive Christian society, he became an influential mouthpiece of protest against religious persecution, official or unofficial. Illness and professional and family disappointments sharpen these criticisms in his later years. The orations upon Julian, to whose memory he remained devoted all his life, were composed between 362 and 365, and present Libanius with a positive role and a congenial subject, revealing him at the height of his powers and influence. They were used by the Church historians, and this, coupled with his relations with Basil and with Chrysostom, his pupil in Antioch, lent them respectability enough to make his works, despite their consistent criticisms of the Christian religion, acceptable to Byzantine piety
Spätantike Beschreibung von Kunstwerken : archäologischer Kommentar zu den Ekphraseis des Libanios und Nikolaos by Bernhard D Hebert( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select works of the Emperor Julian and some pieces of the Sophist Libanius by Julian( Book )

3 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefe : griechisch-deutsch by G Fatouros( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sulla vendetta di Giuliano : or. 24 by Libanius( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In difesa dei templi by Libanius( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanii Opera by Libanius( Book )

14 editions published between 1921 and 1963 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'epitaffio per Giuliano : una stele di gloria per un eroe by Libanius( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictys Cretensis Ephemerídos Belli Troiani libri by Dictys( Book )

14 editions published between 1529 and 1598 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrifft die Handschrift Cod. 367 der Burgerbibliothek Bern
The works of the Emperor Julian, and some pieces of the sophist Libanus, translated from the Greek by Julian( Book )

6 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Für Religionsfreiheit, Recht und Toleranz : Libanios' Rede für den Erhalt der heidnischen Tempel by Libanius( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography and selected letters by Libanios( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Libanius (314-393 CE), who was one of the last great publicists and teachers of Greek paganism, has much to tell us about the tumultuous world of the fourth century CE. His works include Orations, the first of which is an autobiography, and Letters
 
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Antioch as a centre of Hellenic culture as observed by Libanius
Alternative Names
Lib.

Libani

Libanio

Libanio c. 314-392/393 di Antiochia

Libanio, di Antiochia, c. 314-392/393

Libanios

Libánios 0314-0393?

Libanios c. 314-392/393

Libanius

Libanius Antiochenus 0314-0393?

Libanius Sophista

Libaniusz.

Livaniĭ

Livánios 0314-0393?

Λιβάνιος

Λιβάνιος 0314-0393?

ليبانيوس

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Libanius's Progymnasmata : model exercises in Greek prose composition and rhetoricSelected worksAutobiography and selected lettersReligious identity in late antiquity : Greeks, Jews, and Christians in AntiochThe school of Libanius in late antique Antioch