Greek Philosophers and Sophists in the... (Book published December

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Author  Robert J. Penella
Publisher  Francis Cairns (Publications) Ltd
Publication Date   December 1, 1990
ISBN  0905205790
Pages  165

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Eunapius's Lives of Philosophers and Sophists is a work of considerable importance for the cultural history of the eastern Roman Empire in the fourth century A.D. In particular, it opens a window onto two central aspects of late ancient paganism, Iamblichan Neoplatonism and academic rhetorical culture. This volume offers a close study of the Lives , much of it amounting more or less to a commentary in continuous prose. Greek Philosophers and Sophists in the Fourth Century A.D. will interest classicists, students of the later Roman empire and those interested in the history of ancient philosophy.

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