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Description - The Private Orations of Themistius by Robert J. Penella

Themistius was a philosopher, a prominent Constantinopolitan senator, and an advised to Roman emperors during the fourth century A.D. In this first translation of Themistius's private orations to be published in English, Robert J. Penella makes accessible texts that shed significant light on the culture of Constantinople and, more generally, the eastern Roman empire during the fourth century. The sixteen speeches translated here are equipped with ample annotations and an informative introduction, making them a valuable resource on the late antique period, as well as on Greek intellectual history and oratory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520218215
ISBN-10: 0520218213
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 271
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 14-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert J. Penella

Robert J. Penella is Professor of Classics at Fordham University. He is the author of The Letters of Apollonius of Tyana: A Critical Text with Prolegomena, Translation and Commentary (1979) and of Greek Philosophers and Sophists in the Fourth Century A.D.: Studies in Eunapius of Sardis (1990).

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