Miscellaneous Remains

Robert J. Penella

in Man and the Word

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780520250932
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933712 | DOI:
Miscellaneous Remains

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This chapter presents the Himerian fragments, including one newly surfaced fragment added here as fragment 17. The fragments have been prefaced with the few remains of Oration 37, which could find no home in any of the previous chapters. Most of the very short fragments are from Lopadiotes' Lexicon (or the Lexicon Vindobonense), with the exception of fragment 2, which comes from the Homeric commentator Eustathius, the longer fragment 1, which is preserved in Photius, and fragment 3, from the Excerpta Neapolitana. Photius titles fragment 1 “From the Various Remaining Orations on Various Themes.” It consists of eight distinct sections or excerpts, which could be from as many as eight orations, although one cannot fail to suggest that sections 7 and 8 may be from one and the same propemptic oration. Section 6 is the single most interesting item in this chapter, as it contains an excerpt from an oration to the emperor Constantius, the Caesar Gallus, and Julian.

Keywords: Himerius; orations; Roman emperors; Roman empire

Chapter.  1969 words. 

Subjects: Classical Philosophy

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