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Fri Mar 21 17:04:23 2014 UTClccn-n500060940.21Selected works [of] Libanius0.620.90The Romans in East Yorkshire12347188n 5000609441644Norman, A.F.Norman, A. F. 1913-2000Norman, Albert F.Norman, Albert F., 1913-2000Norman, Albert FrancisNorman, Albert Francis, 1913-2000Norman, Frank.Norman, Frank 1913-2000lccn-n50052091Libaniuslccn-n79127090Themistiuslccn-n50029854Downey, Glanville1908-edtlccn-n90640651Schenkl, Henricus1859-1919edtviaf-281806780González Gálvez, Angellccn-no2004039466Malosse, Pierre-Louislccn-n80014980Plautus, T. Maccius(Titus Maccius)ca. 244-184 v. Chrlccn-n85378555Enk, P. J.(Petrus Johannes)1885-1963lccn-n80002370University of Hulledtnp-malosse, p lMalosse, P.-LNorman, A. F.(Albert Francis)BiographyRecords and correspondenceHistoryLibaniusSpeeches, addresses, etc., GreekSophists (Greek philosophy)Turkey--AntiochOratorsCivilizationIntellectual lifeNorman, A. F.--(Albert Francis)EducationReligionCities and towns--AntiquitiesMiddle EastPaganismChristianity and other religions--RomanThemistiusRome (Empire)Mediterranean RegionByzantine EmpireTurkey--Antioch in Pisidia (Extinct city)Philosophy, AncientTurkeyEngland--YorkshireRomans19132000195319551960196119651969197119741977198719901991199220002002200320062007302863201885.01PA4227ocn000077635ocn491745847ocn491745865ocn508534956ocn797096189ocn012882734ocn647004332ocn757237815ocn419262512ocn464464005ocn000086841ocn006400668ocn180562043ocn802907213ocn861028785ocn781234172ocn283667882ocn419262512ocn441330233ocn437560115ocn185486675ocn185411829ocn185640574ocn441330233ocn781234172ocn437560115ocn755121261ocn25594998380733ocn000077635book19690.59LibaniusSelected worksLIBANIUS (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+-+824944921578811ocn024217909book19920.56LibaniusAutobiography and selected lettersBiographyRecords and correspondenceA 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+-+42704492152719ocn045325042book20000.79LibaniusAntioch as a centre of Hellenic culture as observed by Libanius"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."-- Publisher description+-+804087803525210ocn000687382book19650.79LibaniusAutobiography (Oration I) the Greek text22115ocn001149679book19650.81ThemistiusThemistii Orationes quae supersunt1093ocn005515557book19690.50LibaniusLibanius, selected works with an English translation625ocn035220403book20030.47LibaniusLibanius : selected works+-+82494492155810ocn489794980book19770.33LibaniusSelected works+-+82494492155713ocn063446793book19650.50LibaniusLibanius' Autobiography (Oration I) : the Greek textBiography448ocn489712071book19690.32LibaniusSelected works+-+0149449215433ocn016649843book0.86ThemistiusOrationes quae supersunt353ocn000074732book19690.81Norman, A. FTeachers and administratorsHistory333ocn055953816book19770.39LibaniusSelected orations+-+8249449215297ocn001371596book19600.90Norman, A. FThe Romans in East Yorkshire261ocn059229863book19770.21LibaniusSelected works [of] Libanius+-+8249449215193ocn074468366book20060.86Mélanges A. F. Norman : textesHistory153ocn831314362book19920.47LibaniusAutobiography and selected lettersBiographyRecords and correspondence+-+4270449215145ocn491744444book19710.47ThemistiusThemistii orationes quae supersunt132ocn180562043book19690.32LibaniusSelected works : in two volumes131ocn831314370book19920.39LibaniusAutobiography and selected letters+-+2370449215+-+4270449215+-+4270449215Fri Mar 21 15:47:58 EDT 2014batch16484