Antioch as a Centre of Hellenic Culture, as Observed by Libanius (Paperback)

Antioch as a Centre of Hellenic Culture, as Observed by Libanius By A.F. Norman (Translated by) Cover Image
By A.F. Norman (Translated by)
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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.

About the Author


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


Product Details
ISBN: 9780853235958
ISBN-10: 0853235953
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication Date: January 27th, 2001
Pages: 214
Language: English
Series: Translated Texts for Historians Lup

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