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Man and the Word: The Orations of Himerius

Himerius

Abstract

This annotated book offers an English translation of the orations of Himerius of Athens, a prominent teacher of rhetoric in the fourth century A.D. It contains 79 surviving orations and fragments of orations in the grand tradition of imperial Greek rhetoric. The speeches, a rich source on the intellectual life of late antiquity, capture the flavor of student life in Athens, illuminate relations in the educated community, and illustrate the ongoing civic role of the sophist. The book includes speeches given by Himerius in various cities as he traveled east to join the emperor Julian, customary ... More

Keywords: orations, Himerius, Athens, imperial Greek rhetoric, late antiquity, sophist, monody, teacher of rhetoric, fourth century A. D., speeches

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780520250932
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520250932.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Himerius, author