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Rhetoric and the Distortion of Reality

Raffaella Cribiore

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452079
eISBN:
9780801469084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452079.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter uses considerations of genre and of the different audiences that Libanius addressed to establish that his correspondence and speeches are not equally “public” texts; in order to do this, ... More


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