Libanius

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Libanius

 

Born 314; died circa 393. Greek sophist and rhetorician.

Libanius was educated in Athens. Approximately 70 speeches, 50 recitations, more than 1,000 letters, and an autobiography have been preserved. In his speeches Libanius dealt with sociopolitical themes and the educational significance of the art of rhetoric. In a literary sense the tragic and humorous recitations of Libanius are most valuable.

WORKS

Libanii opera, vols. 1–7. Edited by R. Foerester. Leipzig, 1903–13.
In Russian translation:
Rechi Libaniia, vols. 1–2. Translated by S. Shestakov. Kazan, 1914–16.

REFERENCE

Sobolevskii, S. I. [et al.], eds. Istoriia grecheskoi literatury, vol. 3. Moscow, 1960. Pages 290–301.
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Ce vieillard etait Libanios, l'un des plus renommes representants de la Seconde Sophistique.
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Portmann, `Die 59 Rede des Libanios und das Datum der Schlacht bei Singara', Byzantion 82 (1982), 1-18.
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Petit, Libanios et la vie municipale a Antioche au IVe siecle apres J.
Seeck, Die Briefe des Libanios, Lepzig, 1906, reimp.
A tradicao manuscrita conserva de Libanio varios discursos de teor social, 'reform speeches', na expressao de F.
Schouler, La tradition hellenique chez Libanios (Paris, 1984), pp.
Schouler, 'Hommages de Libanios aux femmes de son temps', Pallas 32 (1985), 123-48, at 146 n.
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30) En un encomio al magister officiorum Cesario (Discurso 21), Libanio atribuyo parte del merito al emisario imperial.