Author(s) : Kamara Afroditi (5/2/2007)Translation : Velentzas Georgios
For citation: Kamara Afroditi, "Libanius",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=10044>
Orator and sophist of late antiquity (4th c. AD). He was born in Antioch, studied in Athens and worked as a teacher of rhetoric and philosophy in Constantinople and Nicomedia. He returned to Antioch in 354 and gained the seat of the school there. He is famous for his classicistic style and his nostalgia for the classical past and the pagan world that had started to fade. Among his numerous pupils were the philosopher Aedesius and John Chrysostom.
Orator, sophist, teacher of rhetoric and philosophy
Date and Place of Death
392 or 393 AD, Antioch
Date and Place of Birth
314 AD, Antioch
2.2. His Career as a Sophist and Orator
2.3. His Role as A Mediator
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