Libanius and higher education in Antioch

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Lieu uses an account of Libanius' career to show what it reveals about education in Antioch and the east more generally. He describes the activities - and problems - of sophists, teachers, and some students too, and records some of the changes taking place in higher education at the time. In doing this Lieu is able to bring to our attention some new translations of Libanius' writings on education and to increase our knowledge of one of the most important sources on the subject in late antiquity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCulture and society in later Roman Antioch
Subtitle of host publicationpapers from a colloquium, London, 15th December 2001
Place of PublicationOxford, U.K.
PublisherOxbow Books
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)184217102X
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Late Antiquity
  • Antioch
  • Libanius
  • sophists
  • rhetors
  • education -- Antioch


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