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Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity$
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Tomas Hagg

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520223882

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520223882.001.0001

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Antony as Teacher in the Greek Life

Antony as Teacher in the Greek Life

(p.89) 4 Antony as Teacher in the Greek Life
Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Philip Rousseau

University of California Press

This chapter examines the portrayal of Antony in the Greek biography Life of Antony. It aims to show that at least part of this biography presented Antony as an active master of disciples and as one how is familiar with philosophical or neo-Pythagorean pedagogues of his age. It compares the depiction of Antony in this biographical work with the impressions of Antony gained from the letters attributed to him. It suggests that the biography provides further evidence that the title teacher or master was considered the most appropriate way of defining the authority and task of leading ascetics.

Keywords:   Antony, Life of Antony, Greek biography, master of disciples, teacher, master, authority, ascetics

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