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Libanius

Overview
Works: 332 works in 1,390 publications in 9 languages and 14,340 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Speeches  Eulogies 
Subject Headings: Employees 
Roles: Author, Other, Dedicatee, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: PA4227, 885.01
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Most widely held works by Libanius
Autobiography (Oration I) the Greek text by Libanius( Book )

10 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orationes XII-XXV by Libanius( Book )

98 editions published between 1903 and 1998 in 7 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanii Opera by Libanius( Book )

23 editions published between 1903 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voll. 9 und 10 betreffen die Handschrift Cod. 459 der Burgerbibliothek Bern
Libanius's Progymnasmata : model exercises in Greek prose composition and rhetoric by Libanius( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected works by Libanius( Book )

45 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 147 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
Imaginary speeches : a selection of declamations by Libanius( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected works by Libanius( Book )

26 editions published in 1977 in 4 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discours by Libanius( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themistius in Libanius' Brieven; critische uitgave van 52 brieven, voorzien van een historisch commentaar en tekstverklarende nota's by Libanius( Book )

16 editions published in 1936 in 4 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanii Opera by Libanius( Book )

28 editions published between 1906 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographische Schriften by Libanius( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orationes LI-LXIV by Libanius( Book )

22 editions published between 1908 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discours by Libanius( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published in 1738 in 4 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanii Opera by Libanius( Book )

28 editions published between 1909 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 69 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
Antioche païenne et chrétienne; Libanius, Chrysostome et les moines de Syrie by A. J Festugière( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanii Opera by Libanius( Book )

20 editions published between 1913 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apologie des Sokrates by Libanius( Book )

7 editions published between 1921 and 1922 in German and Latin and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefe : griechisch-deutsch by Libanius( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Libanius's Progymnasmata : model exercises in Greek prose composition and rhetoric
Alternative Names
Libani

Libanijas

Libanije

Libanio

Libanio 314-393

Libanio 314-393 di Antiochia

Libanio 314-393 Retore

Libanio, 314-ca. 393

Libânio de Antioquia

Libanio di Antiochia 314-393

Libanio filosofo siriano

Libanio Retore 314-393

Libánios

Libánios 0314-0393?

Libanios 314-393

Libanios 314-393 Rhetor

Libanios 314-393 von Antiocheia

Libanios, 314-ca. 393

Libanios 314-ок.393

Libanios griechischer Redner

Libanios Rhetor 314-393

Libanios von Antiocheia 314-393

Libaniosz ókori görög filozófus

Libanius

Libanius 314-393

Libanius 314-393 Antiochenus

Libanius 314-393 Constantinopolitanus

Libanius 314-393 d'Antioche

Libanius 314-393 Nicomediensis

Libanius 314-393 Rhetor

Libanius 314-393 Sophista

Libanius, 314-ca. 393

Libanius ancient greek philosopher

Libanius Antiochenus

Libanius Antiochenus 0314-0393?

Libanius Antiochenus 314-393

Libanius Constantinopolitanus 314-393

Libanius d'Antioche

Libanius d'Antioche 314-393

Libanius filosoof uit Syrië (314-394)

Libanius Nicomediensis 314-393

Libanius Rhetor 314-393

Libanius Sophista 314-393

Libaniusz.

Libaniusz 314-ок.393

Libanus 314-393

Libanus 314-393 Sophista

Libanus Sophista 314-393

Livaniĭ

Livaniiǐ 314-393

Livánios

Livánios 0314-0393?

Livanios 314-393

Λιβάνιος

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Либаний

Либаний 314-393

Либаний 314-ок.393

Лібаній

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リバニオス

里巴尼乌斯

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Selected worksImaginary speeches : a selection of declamationsSelected worksAntioch: city and imperial administration in the later Roman EmpireSelected worksReligious identity in late antiquity : Greeks, Jews, and Christians in AntiochSelected letters of Libanius : from the age of Constantius and Julian