Chapter 16. The Value of a Good Education: Libanius and Public Authority

  1. Philip Rousseau
  1. Raffaella Cribiore Professor

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch16

A Companion to Late Antiquity

A Companion to Late Antiquity

How to Cite

Cribiore, R. (2009) The Value of a Good Education: Libanius and Public Authority, in A Companion to Late Antiquity (ed P. Rousseau), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Early Christian Studies, The Catholic University of America, USA

Author Information

  1. New York University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119801

Online ISBN: 9781444306101

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Keywords:

  • Late Antiquity - rhetorical age of image and word;
  • social settings within which rhetorical refinement is acquired;
  • sophist Libanius, teacher of rhetoric in Antioch;
  • value of a good education - Libanius and Public Authority;
  • “Latin school exercises” - students in Egypt attaining reading knowledge of language;
  • prestige of rhetoric;
  • education of governors - Antioch, governors representing Roman power

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The School of Libanius

  • The Rival Studies

  • The Prestige of Rhetoric

  • The Education of the Governors

  • Bibliographical Note