Antioch as a Centre of Hellenic Culture...

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Author  Libanius
Publisher  Liverpool University Press
Publication Date   January 27, 2001
ISBN  0853235953
Pages  214

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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.

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