LIBANIUS , A.F. NORMAN, TRANS.
Title: Antioch as a Centre of Hellenic Culture, as Observed by Libanius (Liverpool University Press - Translated Texts for Historians)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Liverpool University Press January 2001
0853235953 / 9780853235958
Seller ID: 20080212134403
Focusing on the first and last years of Libanius' Antiochene career (AD 354-388), this volume illustrates his great range of his rhetorical skills, while at the same time illuminating the intrigues of city politics and university life. The shorter speeches give unparalleled insights into problems of sharply contemporary relevance - teachers' pay, student indiscipline and rioting, threats from the rival Latin curriculum, accusations of professional incompetence, as well as everyday details of academic life.