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Libanius

Overview
Works: 100 works in 267 publications in 10 languages and 7,639 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Eulogies  Military history  Speeches 
Subject Headings: Employees 
Roles: Author, Other, Commentator
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Most widely held works by Libanius
Libanius's Progymnasmata : model exercises in Greek prose composition and rhetoric by Libanius( )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginary speeches : a selection of declamations by Libanius( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discours by Libanius( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres pour toutes circonstances : les traités épistolaires du Pseudo-Libanios et du Pseudo-Démétrios de Phalère by Libanius( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces deux traités de rhétorique, un pour chaque auteur, sur le genre épistolaire, fournissent des modèles de lettres, classés par type et accompagnés d'exemples adaptables à toutes situations. Les modèles du Pseudo-Libanios s'adressent au citoyen dans la vie quotidienne et les affaires municipales, et ceux du Pseudo-Démétrios de Phalère, à des employés de la haute administration de l'Empire romain
Themistius in Libanius' Brieven; critische uitgave van 52 brieven, voorzien van een historisch commentaar en tekstverklarende nota's by Libanius( Book )

10 editions published in 1936 in 4 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apologie des Sokrates by Libanius( Book )

6 editions published between 1921 and 1922 in German and Latin and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select works of the Emperor Julian and some pieces of the Sophist Libanius by Julian( Book )

2 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spätantike Beschreibung von Kunstwerken : archäologischer Kommentar zu den Ekphraseis des Libanios und Nikolaos by Bernhard D Hebert( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected works [of] Libanius by Libanius( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaiserreden by Libanius( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Briefe des Libanius by Otto Seeck( Book )

4 editions published between 1906 and 1966 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of the Emperor Julian and some pieces of the Sophist Libanus by Julian( )

2 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epitafio per Giuliano (Orazione XVIII) by Libanius( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanii Apologia Socratis by Libanius( Book )

6 editions published between 1891 and 1961 in Latin and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanii Sophistae Orationes XVII by Libanius( )

5 editions published in 1754 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography (Oration I) the Greek text by Libanius( Book )

11 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected works by Libanius( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LIBANIUS (A.D. 314-393) was one of the last great publicists and educators of Greek paganism. His story, as presented in his 'Autobiography' (Oration I) and the 'Life' by Eunapius, is supplemented by information from a correspondence of over 1500 items (dated A.D. 355-365 and A.D. 388-393) and 64 extant orations. Sophistic works of various types, including the 'Hypotheses of Demosthenes' Orations', complete the corpus of his works. He was born in Antioch of respectable municipal family and, after study at Athens, began his teaching career in Constantinople in 340, but soon had to retire to Nicomedeia, where he became acquainted with St. Basil and influential in the development of Julian's paganism. After a second tenure at Constantinople he returned home to become professor in Antioch in 354, a position which he held through many vicissitudes, for the rest of his life. His views and prejudices caused him to react sharply against many contemporary trends. As sophist of Antioch and a devoted exponent of the traditional Hellenic system of education, he remained deliberately and contemptuously unacquainted with Latin, and deplored its increasing influence. Naturally humane in outlook and sympathizing with the local bouregoisie, he criticized bitterly the encroachments and oppressions of the central administration, and the general cruelty of his day. Sincerely pagan in an increasingly aggressive Christian society, he became an influential mouthpiece of protest against religious persecution, official or unofficial. Illness and professional and family disappointments sharpen these criticisms in his later years. The orations upon Julian, to whose memory he remained devoted all his life, were composed between 362 and 365, and present Libanius with a positive role and a congenial subject, revealing him at the height of his powers and influence. They were used by the Church historians, and this, coupled with his relations with Basil and with Chrysostom, his pupil in Antioch, lent them respectability enough to make his works, despite their consistent criticisms of the Christian religion, acceptable to Byzantine piety
Aristidis Oratio adversus Leptinem, Libanii Delcamatio pro Socrate, Aristoxeni Rhythmicorum elementorum fragmenta by Aelius Aristides( )

2 editions published in 1785 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanii sophistae Epistolae. Quas nunc primum maximam partem e variis codicibus, manu exaratis by Libanius( Book )

7 editions published in 1738 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Libanius's Progymnasmata : model exercises in Greek prose composition and rhetoric
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Imaginary speeches : a selection of declamationsSelected worksAutobiography and selected lettersSelected worksAntioch as a centre of Hellenic culture as observed by LibaniusSelected orations
Alternative Names
Libanio

Libanios

Livaniĭ

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