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Greek biography and panegyric in late antiquity

Author: Tomas Hägg; Philip Rousseau; Christian Høgel
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000.
Series: Transformation of the classical heritage, 31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Conference publication : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on the transition from ancient to Christian Hellenism as it was expressed in the biographical and panegyric literature of the period. The essays show how literary genres focusing on individual lives help to reveal this historical process. Together, the collection presents much new research and helps show Late Antiquity not only as an important transitional period but also as an era with an identity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Greek biography and panegyric in late antiquity.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606439245
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tomas Hägg; Philip Rousseau; Christian Høgel
ISBN: 0520223888 9780520223882
OCLC Number: 43662085
Language Note: English.
Notes: Papers originally presented at a conference at the Centre for the Study of European Civilization, Faculty of Arts, University of Bergen (Norway), August 28-31, 1996.
Description: xii, 288 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Philosophic lives and the philosophic life: Porphyry and Iamblichus / Gillian Clark --
Birth, death, and divinity in Porphyry's Life of Plotinus / M.J. Edwards --
Form and meaning: the Vita Constantini and the Vita Antonii / Averil Cameron --
Antony as teacher in the Greek Life / Philip Rousseau --
Philosophy and simplicity: the problem of classical education in early Christian biography / Samuel Rubenson --
Your honor, my reputation: St. Gregory of Nazianzus's funeral oration on St. Basil the Great / Frederick W. Norris --
How to praise a friend: St. Gregory of Nazianzus's funeral oration for St. Basil the Great / David Konstan --
Eros transformed: same-sex love and divine desire, reflections on the erotic vocabulary in St. Gregory of Nazianzus's speech on St. Basil the Great / Jostein Børtnes --
The rhetoric of praise in the private orations of Themistius / Robert J. Penella --
Strategies of representation in collective biography: constructing the subject as holy / Patricia Cox Miller --
The Syriac life of Rabbula and Syrian Hellenism / G.W. Bowersock.
Series Title: Transformation of the classical heritage, 31.
Responsibility: edited by Tomas Hägg and Philip Rousseau ; with the assistance of Christian Høgel.
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