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

Translated with commentary by A. F. Norman

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ISBN: 9780853235958

Publication: October 1, 2000

Series: Translated Texts for Historians 34

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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.

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

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 147 mm

214 Pages

Copyright: © 2000

ISBN: 9780853235958

Publication: October 1, 2000

Series: Translated Texts for Historians 34

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