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Antioch as a centre of Hellenic culture as observed by Libanius

Author: Libanius.; A F Norman
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2000.
Series: Translated texts for historians, v. 34.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek
Translations into English
Named Person: Libanius; Libanius; Libanius.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Libanius.; A F Norman
ISBN: 0853235953 9780853235958
OCLC Number: 45325042
Language Note: Translated from the Greek.
Description: xxii, 198 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Oration 11. The Antiochikos : in praise of Antioch --
Oration 31. To the Antiochenes for the teachers --
Oration 62. Against the critics of his educational system --
Oration 43. On the agreements --
Oration 36. On the magical practices --
Oration 34. Against the slanders of the pedagogue --
Oration 42. For Thalassius --
Oration 58. To his students on the carpeting --
Oration 3. To his students about his speech.
Series Title: Translated texts for historians, v. 34.
Other Titles: Speeches.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction by A.F. Norman.
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"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.

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