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Libanius the Sophist: Rhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century

Raffaella Cribiore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452079
eISBN:
9780801469084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452079.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Libanius of Antioch was a rhetorician of rare skill and eloquence. So renowned was he in the fourth century that his school of rhetoric in Roman Syria became among the most prestigious in the Eastern ... More


Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Clive Skidmore

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a collection of historical anecdotes written during the reign of the Emperor Tiberius in the first century ad. The book aims to redefine the significance of the work of Valerius ... More


The Accomplished Rhetoricians

Anne Behnke Kinney

in Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienü zhuan of Liu Xiang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163095
eISBN:
9780231536080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163095.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter containing text from the Lienü zhuan presents biographies of fifteen women who are accomplished rhetoricians: Jing, concubine of Guan Zhong; the mother of Jiang Yi of Chu; the wife of ... More


The Politics of Virtue: Italy, the Republican Tradition, and the Humanist Political Legacy

Francis Oakley

in The Watershed of Modern Politics: Law, Virtue, Kingship, and Consent (1300-1650)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300194432
eISBN:
9780300213799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194432.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the intellectual and the educational life of the Mediterranean world during the period of late antiquity, as well as during the centuries that ensued in the medieval Latin ... More


More Dreams and Portents

Dennis R. MacDonald

in Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097702
eISBN:
9780300129892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097702.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter puts credence to a remark made by Cicero's interlocutor that “history is full of examples” of dreams. So common was the literary dream that rhetoricians considered it a cliche, and ... More


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