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Title: Politics, Philosophy and Empire in the Fourth Century: Themistius' Select Orations (Translated Texts for Historians LUP)
ISBN: 0853231060
ISBN13: 978-0853231066
Other Formats: lrf mobi lrf azw
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Liverpool University Press; 1 edition (January 12, 2001)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1557 kb
Size EPUB version: 1820 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




Around the year 350, a young orator and philosopher called Themistius delivered a speech to the Emperor Constantius II in Ancyra (modern Ankara). Themistius found great favour with the Emperor, who catapulted him into the Constantinople Senate in 355. He was similarly favoured by subsequent emperors - Jovian (363-64), Valens (364-78) and Theodosius (379-95). This volume presents translations of a selection of the speeches of Themistius, grouped into chapters that deal either with a key period in the evolution of his career or with a sequence of events of particular historical significance.