Dio Chrysostom Orations: 7, 12 and 36 by Chrysostom Dio ChrysostomDio Chrysostom Orations: 7, 12 and 36 by Chrysostom Dio Chrysostom

Dio Chrysostom Orations: 7, 12 and 36

byChrysostom Dio ChrysostomEditorD. A. Russell

Paperback | October 30, 1992

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This is an edition of the Greek text with commentary of three speeches by Dio of Prusa (Dio Chrysostom) which are particulary important for the intellectual history of the Greco-Roman world. They are full of colorful narrative, myth and satire. While "Euboicus" (VII) is well known for its pastoral episodes of Dio's visit to the isolated community of hunters, "Olympicus" (XII) is an important document in the history of aesthetics, and "Borystheniticus" (XXXVI) gives a glimpse of a remote city in Southern Russia. These speeches have never been the subject of a commentary in English.
Title:Dio Chrysostom Orations: 7, 12 and 36Format:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 7.32 × 1.26 × 0.63 inPublished:October 30, 1992Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521376963

ISBN - 13:9780521376969


Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Dio's world; 2. Dio's life; 3. Dio's works; 4. Euboicus; 5. Olympicus; 6. Borystheniticus; 7. Text; 8. Manuscripts and editions; Commentary; Bibliography; Indexes.

Editorial Reviews

"This richly, helpfully annotated text will introduce anyone with a year or two of Greek to philosophical theology from a formative period of Western thought!" A. T. Kraabel, Religious Studies Review