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The School of Libanius in Late Antique Antioch

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Description for The School of Libanius in Late Antique Antioch Paperback. Num Pages: 376 pages. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 3D; HBJD; HBLA1; HBTB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 235 x 155. .
This book is a study of the fourth-century sophist Libanius, a major intellectual figure who ran one of the most prestigious schools of rhetoric in the later Roman Empire. He was a tenacious adherent of pagan religion and a friend of the emperor Julian, but also taught leaders of the early Christian church like St. John Chrysostom and St. Basil the Great. Raffaella Cribiore examines Libanius's training and personality, showing him to be a vibrant educator, though somewhat gloomy and anxious by nature. She traces how he cultivated a wide network of friends and former pupils and courted powerful officials ... Read more

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About Raffaella Cribiore
Raffaella Cribiore is Associate Curator for Papyri and Adjunct Professor of Classics at Columbia University. She is the coauthor of Women's Letters from Ancient Egypt, 300 BC-AD 800 and the author of Gymnastics of the Mind: Greek Education in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt (Princeton), which won the American Philological Association's 2004 award for the best book in classics.

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In addition to providing insights into Libanius's achievements in Antioch, the author provides translations of 200 letters (most never before translated into English) that reflect vividly the practice of education and the world of the fourth century in the east. An invaluable contribution to the study of ancient education, this volume includes everything from Libanius's early successes in Constantinople to ... Read more

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