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Author Cameron, Alan, 1938-2017.

Title Barbarians and politics at the Court of Arcadius / Alan Cameron, Jacqueline Long, with a contribution by Lee Sherry
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1993]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 441 pages)
Series The Transformation of the classical heritage ; 19
Transformation of the classical heritage ; 19
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Synesius of Cyrene. I. Family. II. Conversion? III. Baptism. IV. Orthodoxy. V. Hypatia. VI. The Dion -- 3. Synesius in Constantinople. I. The Panhellenion. II. Paeonius. III. The Date of the Embassy -- 4. De regno. I. Summary. II. The Date of the Speech. III. The Antibarbarian Tirade. IV. Aurelian and the Barbarians. V. Publication. VI. Synesius's Audience -- 5. De providentia and the Ministers of Arcadius. I. Introduction. II. Summary. III. Collegiate Prefectures. IV. Aurelian's Consulate. V. Typhos. VI. The Restoration of Osiris. VII. The Fall of Typhos -- 6. De providentia and the Barbarians. I. The Massacre. II. Gainas and Tribigild. III. Aurelian's Return. IV. Fravitta -- 7. Literary Sources of De providentia. I. Introduction. II. Egyptian Sources. III. Dio Chrysostom. IV. Panegyric and Invective. V. Neoplatonic Themes. VI. Oracles and Apocalypse -- 8. Barbarians and Politics. I. Greeks and Romans. II. Political Exploitation of the Myth. III. Caesarius and the Exculpation of Gainas. IV. Anti-Germanism in Action. V. Conclusions -- 9. Translation of De providentia -- Appendix I: Aurelian and Pulcheria -- Appendix II: Chrysostom's Movements in 400-402 -- Appendix III: Synesius's Visit to Athens
Analysis Byzantine Empire
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-432) and index
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Subject Arcadius, Emperor of the East, 377?-408 -- In literature.
Synesius, of Cyrene, Bishop of Ptolemais.
Synesius, of Cyrene, Bishop of Ptolemais. De providentia
Authors, Greek -- Biography.
Goths in literature.
Goths -- Historiography.
Byzantium -- History -- Arcadius, 395-408 -- Historiography.
Byzantium -- In literature.
Byzantium -- Politics and government -- To 527.
Genre/Form Allegories.
Form Electronic book
Author Long, Jacqueline.
Sherry, Lee.
LC no. 91016486
ISBN 0585139660 (electronic bk.)
9780585139661 (electronic bk.)