Autobiography and Selected Letters

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A professing pagan in an aggressively Christian empire, a friend of the emperor Julian and acquaintance of St. Basil, and a potent spokesman for private and political causes, Libanius has much to tell us about the tumultuous world of the 4th century. Born in Antioch to a wealthy family steeped in the traditions of Hellenism, Libanius rose to fame as a teacher of the classics. In his lifetime, he was an acknowledged master of the art of letter writing, and today his letters offer a vivid picture of the culture and political intrigues of the eastern empire. A. F. Norman selects an eighth of the 1,550 extant letters. The letters are complemented by Libanius's < I>

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Autor: Libanius
ISBN-13 :: 9780674995277
ISBN: 0674995279
Erscheinungsjahr: 19.10.1992
Verlag: Harvard University Press
Gewicht: 336g
Seiten: 529
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 118x168x25 mm
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