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Politics, philosophy, and empire in the fourth century : select orations of Themistius

Author: Themistius.; Peter J Heather; David Moncur
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool Univ. Press, 2001.
Series: Translated texts for historians, 36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Around the year 350, a young orator and philosopher called Themistius delivered a speech to the Emperor Constantius II in Ancyra (modern Ankara). This volume presents translations of a selection of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Relations with Roman emperors
Named Person: Themistius.; Themistius.; Themistius; Themistius; Themistius.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Themistius.; Peter J Heather; David Moncur
ISBN: 0853231060 9780853231066
OCLC Number: 248791871
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: XVII, 361 S : Kt ; 21 cm.
Contents: Abbreviations Preface Chapter 1: Orator, Emperor, and Senate Philosophy and Oratory Philosophy and Politics The Usefulness of Philosophy Orator and Audience Chapter 2: Themistius and Constantius General Introduction Oration 1 - On the Love of Mankind or Constantius The Letter of Constantius to the Senate Oration 3 - Embassy Speech for Constantinople Delivered in Rome Chapter 3 - After Julian General Introduction Oration 5 - On the Consulship, to the Emperor Jovian Oration 6 - On Brotherly Love, or On Philanthropia Chapter 4: Theodosius, Gratian, and the Goths General Introduction Oration 14 - Embassy to the Emperor Theodosius Oration 15 - To Theodosius or The Most Royal of the Virtues Oration 16 - Speech of Thanksgiving to the Emperor for the Peace and the Consulship of the General Saturninus Chapter 5: Philosopher Prefect General Introduction Oration 17 - On the Election to the Urban Prefecture Oration 34 - In Reply to Those who Found Fault with Him for Accepting Public Office Bibliography Index
Series Title: Translated texts for historians, 36.
Other Titles: Orationes .
Responsibility: transl. with an introd. by Peter Heather and David Moncur.

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