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Libanius: A Critical Introduction by Lieve van Hoof

By Lieve van Hoof

A professor of Greek rhetoric, common letter author and influential social determine, Libanius (AD 314–393) is a key writer for anyone attracted to past due Antiquity, historical rhetoric, historical epistolography and historical biography. however, he is still understudied since it is the sort of daunting job to entry his huge and simply partly translated oeuvre. This quantity, that is the 1st complete research of Libanius, deals 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 quantity explores new interpretative techniques of the texts from various angles. Written by way of a workforce of tested in addition to upcoming specialists within the box, it considerably reassesses works comparable to the Autobiography, the Julianic speeches and letters, and Oration 30 For the Temples.

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