A professor of Greek rhetoric, widespread letter author and influential social determine, Libanius (AD 314-393) is a key writer for anyone drawn to overdue Antiquity, historical rhetoric, historical epistolography and old biography. however, he continues to be understudied since it is one of these daunting activity to entry his huge and merely partly translated oeuvre. This quantity, that is the 1st entire examine of Libanius, bargains a serious creation to the fellow, his texts, their context and reception. transparent shows of the orations, progymnasmata, declamations and letters liberate the corpus, and a survey of all to be had translations is supplied. even as, the amount explores new interpretative methods of the texts from quite a few angles. Written by way of a crew of validated in addition to upcoming specialists within the box, it considerably reassesses works similar to the Autobiography, the Julianic speeches and letters, and Oration 30 For the Temples.
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