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Libanius

Overview
Works: 96 works in 292 publications in 8 languages and 7,683 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Eulogies  Speeches  Military history 
Subject Headings: Employees 
Roles: Author, Other, Commentator
Classifications: PA4226, 885.01
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Autobiography (Oration I) the Greek text by Libanius( Book )

12 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanius's Progymnasmata : model exercises in Greek prose composition and rhetoric by Libanius( Book )

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

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

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 126 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 73 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
Apologie des Sokrates by Libanius( Book )

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

Kaiserreden by Libanius( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 38 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

Libanii Apologia Socratis by Libanius( Book )

6 editions published between 1891 and 1961 in Latin and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanii Sophistae Orationes XVII by Libanius( Book )

5 editions published in 1754 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristidis Oratio adversus Leptinem, Libanii Delcamatio pro Socrate, Aristoxeni Rhythmicorum elementorum fragmenta by Aelius Aristides( Book )

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

Selected orations by Libanius( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libanius (314-393 CE), who was one of the last great publicists and teachers of Greek paganism, has much to tell us about the tumultuous world of the fourth century CE. His works include Orations, the first of which is an autobiography, and Letters. Libanius (314-393 CE) was one of the last great publicists and teachers of Greek paganism. His story, as presented in his Autobiography and the Life by Eunapius, is supplemented by information from a correspondence of over 1500 items and 64 extant orations. A native of Antioch, he 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. As sophist of Antioch and a devoted exponent of the traditional Hellenic system of education, Libanius remained deliberately and contemptuously unacquainted with Latin, and deplored its growing influence. Naturally humane in outlook and sympathizing with the local bourgeoisie, 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 voice against religious persecution, official or unofficial. The orations on Julian, to whose memory he remained devoted all his life, were composed between 362 and 365, and present Libanius with a congenial subject, revealing him at the height of his powers and influence
 
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Libanius's Progymnasmata : model exercises in Greek prose composition and rhetoric
Alternative Names
Libanio

Libanios

Livaniĭ

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Imaginary speeches : a selection of declamationsSelected orationsImaginary speeches : a selection of declamationsSelected orationsThe school of Libanius in late antique Antioch