Antioch as a Centre of Hellenic Culture, as Observed by Libanius

Antioch as a Centre of Hellenic Culture, as Observed by Libanius

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Focusing on the first and last years of Libanius' Antiochene career (AD 354-388), this volume illustrates his great range of his rhetorical skills, while at the same time illuminating the intrigues of city politics and university life. 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 147 x 210 x 12.7mm | 349g
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 map
  • 0853235953
  • 9780853235958
  • 1,115,169

Table of contents

Editors Note
General Introduction
Select Bibliogrpahy
Abbreviations


Part I: IN THE REIGN OF CONSTANTIUS
Oration 11: The Antiochikos: In Praise of Antioch
Introduction
Text and Notes
Oration 31: To the Antiochenes for the Teachers
Introduction
Text and Notes

Part II: IN THE REIGN OF THEODOSIUS
Oration 62: Against the Critics of his Educational system
Introduction
Text and Notes
Oration 43: On the Agreements
Introduction
Text and Notes
Oration 36: On the Magical Practices
Introduction
Text and Notes
Oration 34: Against the Slanders of the Pedagogue
Introduction
Text and Notes
Oration 42: For Thalassius
Introduction
Text and Notes
Oration 58: To his students on the carpeting
Introduction
Text and Notes:
Oration 3: To his students about his speech
Introduction
Text and Notes

Index of persons and places in the text
Map of Antioch
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About A. F. Norman

A noted authority on Libanius, the late A. F. Norman was formerly Professor at the University of Hull.
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