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Libanius

Overview
Works: 341 works in 1,222 publications in 9 languages and 12,818 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Employees 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Commentator, Arranger
Classifications: PA4227, 885.01
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Most widely held works by Libanius
Libanii Opera by Libanius( Book )

67 editions published between 1903 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 349 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 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanius's Progymnasmata : model exercises in Greek prose composition and rhetoric by Libanius( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginary speeches : a selection of declamations by Libanius( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 128 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 )

4 editions published in 1888 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discours by Libanius( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Discours by Libanius( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected works by Libanius( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected works by Libanius( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 90 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
Demetrii et Libanii qui feruntur Typoi epistolikoi et Epistolimaioi charaktēres by Demetrius( Book )

14 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discours by Libanius( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 77 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 )

14 editions published in 1936 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected works by Libanius( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography and selected letters by Libanius( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries 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. 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 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's life, 355-365 and 388-393 CE, letters written to Julian, churchmen, civil officials, scholars, and his many influential friends. The Letters are complemented, in this two-volume edition, by Libanius's Autobiography (Oration 1), a revealing narrative that begins as a scholar's account and ends as an old man's private journal. Also available in the Loeb Classical Library is a two-volume edition of Libanius's Orations
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

Discours moraux... by Libanius( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanii sophistae Epistolae. Quas nunc primum maximam partem e variis codicibus, manu exaratis by Libanius( Book )

13 editions published in 1738 in 4 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanius' Autobiography (Oration I) : the Greek text by Libanius( Book )

15 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 62 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

 
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Libanius's Progymnasmata : model exercises in Greek prose composition and rhetoric
Alternative Names
Lib.

Libani

Libanio

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

Libanios

Libnios 0314-0393?

Libanios, c. 314-392/393

Libanius

Libanius Antiochenus 0314-0393?

Libanius Sophista

Livaniĭ

Livnios 0314-0393?

Λιβάνιος

Λιβάνιος 0314-0393?

ليبانيوس

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Imaginary speeches : a selection of declamationsSelected worksSelected worksSelected worksAutobiography and selected lettersSelected worksThe school of Libanius in late antique Antioch