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    DescriptionThis fully annotated volume offers the first English translation of the orations of Himerius of Athens, a prominent teacher of rhetoric in the fourth century A.D. "Man and the Word" contains 79 surviving orations and fragments of orations in the grand tradition of imperial Greek rhetoric. The speeches, a rich source on the intellectual life of late antiquity, capture the flavor of student life in Athens, illuminate relations in the educated community, and illustrate the ongoing civic role of the sophist. This volume includes speeches given by Himerius in various cities as he traveled east to join the emperor Julian, customary declamations on imaginary topics, and a noteworthy monody on the death of his son. Extensive introductory notes and annotations place these translations in their literary and historical contexts.

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    Man and the Word
    The Orations of Himerius
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Himerius, Edited by Robert J. Penella
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 472 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520250932
    ISBN 10: 0520250931

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A24200000, C21200000
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    LC classification: PA4013 .H5 2007
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    1, Annotated
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    30 October 2007
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    Author Information
    Robert J. Penella is Professor of Classics at Fordham University and author of The Private Orations of Themistius (UC Press), among other books.
    Review quote
    "A work of great patience and exhaustive scholarship." Int'l Journal Of The Classical Tradition 20091210
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction The Orations Chapter 1. Himerius's Son, Rufinus Chapter 2. In Praise of Cities and of Men Chapter 3. In and Around Himerius's School Chapter 4. Coming and Going in Himerius's School Chapter 5. The Epithalamium for Severus Chapter 6. Imaginary Orations Chapter 7. Orations Addressed to Roman Officials Chapter 8. Miscellaneous Remains Arrangement of Orations and Concordance Bibliography Index