Selected Letters of Libanius

BookSelected Letters of Libanius

Selected Letters of Libanius

from the Age of Constantius and Julian

Translated Texts for Historians, 41

2004

February 1st, 2004

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Libanius of Antioch (AD 314–393) stands out as a fundamental source for the history of the Greek East in the fourth century AD. Drawn from the 1269 letters written between 355 and 365, the 183 letters presented here play an important role in making the age of Constantius II and Julian the Apostate the best-documented period of the ancient world.

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Scott Bradbury is Professor Emeritus of Classical Languages and Literatures, Smith College, USA. His previous publications include Selected Letters of Libanius from the Age of Constantius and Julian (Translated Texts for Historians, Liverpool University Press 2004).

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Glossary
A Note on Documentation
General Introduction
The Life of Libanius
Late Roman Government in the Greek East
Preservation and Survival of Libanius' Letters
SELECTED LETTERS
I. For Family Members (Bl-22)
II. To Emperors and Court Officials (B23-51)
Ill. To Prefects, Proconsuls and Vicarii (B52-85)
IV. To Provincial Governors (B86-143)
V. To Men of Letters and Curiales (B144-183)
Appendix 1: Libanius' Principal Correspondents (355-65)
Appendix 2: Index of Libanius' Letters Translated into English
Bibliography
Index
Map: Principal Destinations of Libanius' Letters AD 354-365