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Libanius

Overview
Works: 581 works in 1,307 publications in 9 languages and 9,546 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Concordances  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Other, Editor, Commentator, Attributed name, Dedicatee, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PA4227, 885.01
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Most widely held works by Libanius
Libanius's Progymnasmata model exercises in Greek prose composition and rhetoric by Libanius ( )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Libanii Opera by Libanius ( Book )
65 editions published between 1903 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voll. 9 und 10 betreffen die Handschrift Cod. 459 der Burgerbibliothek Bern
Autobiography (Oration I) the Greek text by Libanius ( Book )
7 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected works by Libanius ( Book )
21 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imaginary speeches : a selection of declamations by Libanius ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discours by Libanius ( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Discours by Libanius ( Book )
10 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected works by Libanius ( Book )
33 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 105 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
Autobiographische Schriften [Von] Libanios by Libanius ( Book )
13 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected works by Libanius ( Book )
21 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discours by Libanius ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themistius in Libanius' Brieven; critische uitgave van 52 brieven, voorzien van een historisch commentaar en tekstverklarende nota's by Libanius ( Book )
5 editions published in 1936 in Dutch and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiography and selected letters by Libanius ( Book )
13 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A professing pagan in an aggressively Christian empire, a friend of the emperor Julian and acquaintance of St. Basil, a potent spokesman for private and political causes -- Libanius can tell us much more about the tumultuous world of the fourth century. Born in Antioch to a wealthy family steeped in the culture and religious traditions of Hellenism, Libanius rose to fame as a teacher of the classics in a period of rapid social change. In his lifetime Libanius was an acknowledged master of the art of letter writing. Today his letters -- about 1550 of which survive -- offer an enthralling self-portrait of this combative pagan publicist and a vivid picture of the culture and political intrigues of the eastern empire. A.F. Norman selects one eighth of the extant letters, which come from two periods in Libanius' life, AD 355-365 and 388-393 -- letters written to Julian, churchmen, civil officials, scholars, and his many influential friends. The letters are complemented, in this two-volume edition, by Libanius' Autobiography (Oration I), a revealing narrative that begins as a scholar's account and ends as an old man's private journal
Lettres pour toutes circonstances : les traités épistolaires du Pseudo-Libanios et du Pseudo-Démétrios de Phalère by Libanius ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 67 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
Lettres aux hommes de son temps by Libanius ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antioche païenne et chrétienne; Libanius, Chrysostome et les moines de Syrie by A. J Festugière ( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Libanii sophistae Epistolae. Quas nunc primum maximam partem e variis codicibus, manu exaratis by Libanius ( Book )
8 editions published in 1738 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discours moraux... by Libanius ( Book )
10 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discours by Libanius ( Book )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefe : griechisch-deutsch by Libanius ( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Lib.
Libani
Libanio
Libanio 314-393
Libanio 314-393 di Antiochia
Libanio 314-393 Retore
Libanio 314-ca. 393
Libanio c. 314-392/393 di Antiochia
Libânio de Antioquia
Libanio di Antiochia 314-393
Libanio, di Antiochia, c. 314-392/393
Libanio Retore 314-393
Libánios
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Libanios 314-393
Libanios 314-393 Rhetor
Libanios 314-393 von Antiocheia
Libanios 314-ca. 393
Libanios c. 314-392/393
Libanios Rhetor 314-393
Libanios von Antiocheia 314-393
Libanius
Libanius 314-393
Libanius 314-393 Antiochenus
Libanius 314-393 Constantinopolitanus
Libanius 314-393 d'Antioche
Libanius 314-393 Nicomediensis
Libanius 314-393 Rhetor
Libanius 314-393 Sophista
Libanius 314-ca. 393
Libanius Antiochenus
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Libanius Antiochenus 314-393
Libanius Constantinopolitanus 314-393
Libanius d'Antioche
Libanius d'Antioche 314-393
Libanius Nicomediensis 314-393
Libanius Rhetor 314-393
Libanius Sophista
Libanius Sophista 314-393
Libaniusz.
Libanus 314-393
Libanus 314-393 Sophista
Libanus Sophista 314-393
Livaniĭ
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Livánios
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Либаний 314-393
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