Libanius(redirected from Libanios)
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.
WORKSLibanii 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.