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Philostratus the Athenian active 2nd century-3rd century

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Works: 759 works in 1,623 publications in 10 languages and 15,225 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PA3612, B
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Heroikos by Philostratus( )

32 editions published between 1828 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philostratus's writings embody the height of the renaissance of Greek literature in the second century CE. Heroicus is a vineyard conversation about the beauty, continuing powers, and worship of the Homeric heroes. Gymnasticus is the sole surviving ancient treatise on sports, which reshapes conventional ideas about the athletic body
The life of Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( Book )

46 editions published between 1504 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a grandly baroque style Philostratus portrays a charismatic teacher and religious reformer from Tyana in Cappadocia (modern central Turkey) who travels the length , from the Atlantic to the river Ganges. His miracles, which include extraordinary cures and mysterious disappearances, together with his apparent triumph over death, caused pagans to make Appollonius a rival to Jesus of Nazareth
Philostratus and Eunapius : the lives of the Sophists by Philostratus( Book )

65 editions published between 1849 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Lives of the Sophists Philostratus (second to third century CE) depicts the widespread influence of Sophistic in the second and third centuries CE. Lives of Philosophers and Sophists by Eunapius (born 347 CE) is our only source concerning Neo-Platonism in the latter part of the fourth century CE
Philostratus, Imagines; Callistratus, Descriptions by Philostratus( Book )

24 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents kindred works important for evidence relating to late Greek art. They are attributed to two men each known as Philostratus and to a third man called Callistratus, otherwise unknown. To an elder Philostratus, the Lemnian, born ca. AD 190, junior kinsman of the Philostratus who wrote the Life of Apollonius of Tyana and Lives of the Sophists, is attributed the series of 65 'Eikones' or 'Imagines', descriptions (in two books) ostensibly of paintings in a gallery at Naples. A younger Philostratus, apparently his grandson, is credited with 17 similar descriptions. The 14 'Ekphraseis' attributed to Callistratus are descriptions of statues in stone and bronze, written probably in the fourth century AD. It is not known to what extent the descriptions are of real works of art, but they show how artists treated their subjects, and are written with some artistic knowledge. Yet rhetorical skill dominates: these pieces were written to display the writers' powers of descriptions. -- jacket
The life of Apollonius of Tyana, the Epistles of Apollonius and the Treatise of Eusebius by Philostratus( Book )

14 editions published between 1912 and 1989 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and times of Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( Book )

12 editions published between 1923 and 1967 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Apollonius by Philostratus( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flavii Philostrati Opera by Philostratus( Book )

21 editions published between 1870 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les images by Philostratus( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in French and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In honour of Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( Book )

4 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La galerie de tableaux by Philostratus( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in French and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonius de Tyane : sa vie, ses voyages, ses prodiges by Philostratus( Book )

17 editions published between 1862 and 1995 in French and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeunesse; séjours et voyages à Babylone, en Inde, en Grèce, à Rome, en Espagne, en Ethiopie. Apollonius persécuté par Domitien. [SDM]
Philostrati minoris Imagines et Callistrati Descriptiones by Philostratus( Book )

7 editions published in 1893 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philostratos über Gymnastik by Julius Jüthner( Book )

17 editions published between 1909 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philostratos / Gymnastik
Les images ou Tableaux de platte-peinture by Philostratus( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Apollonius of Tyana, the Epistles of Apollonius and the Treaties of Eusebius by Philostratus( Book )

14 editions published between 1912 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Leben des Apollonios von Tyana : Griechisch-Deutsch by Philostratus( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Alciphron, Aelian and Philostratus by Alciphron( )

10 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fictitious, highly literary Letters of Alciphron (second century CE) are mostly to invented characters. Letters of Farmers by Aelian (c. 170-235 CE) portray the country ways of their imagined writers. The Erotic Epistles of Philostratus (perhaps born c. 170 CE) resemble and may have been influenced by those of Alciphron. The Letters of Alciphron (second century CE) constitute one of the most attractive products of the Second Sophistic. They are fictitious compositions based on an astonishingly wide variety of circumstances, though the theme of erotic love is constantly sounded. The imagination shown by the author and his convincing realism win him a place of distinction in the early development of romantic prose. The letters, which are highly literary, owing much to the New Comedy of Menander, purport to give us a sketch of the social life of Athens in the fourth century BCE. The collection is arranged in four divisions: Letters of Fishermen; Farmers; Parasites; Courtesans. Senders and addressees are mostly invented characters, but in the last section Alciphron presents us with several attempts at historical fiction, the most engaging being an exchange of letters between Menander and Glycera. This volume also includes twenty Letters of Farmers ascribed to Aelian (c.170-235 CE) and a collection of seventy-three Erotic Epistles of Philostratus (probably Flavius of that name, also born c. 170 CE). In style and subject matter these resemble those of Alciphron, by whom they may have been influenced
 
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Apollonius of Tyana
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The life of Apollonius of TyanaPhilostratus and Eunapius : the lives of the SophistsPhilostratus, Imagines; Callistratus, DescriptionsThe life of Apollonius of Tyana, the Epistles of Apollonius and the Treatise of EusebiusApollonius of TyanaThe life of Apollonius of Tyana, the Epistles of Apollonius and the Treaties of EusebiusThe letters of Alciphron, Aelian and Philostratus
Alternative Names
Filostrat, Flaviĭ, 2nd/3rd cent.

Filostrat, Flaviĭ, active 2nd century-3rd century

Filóstrato, el Viejo, 2nd/3rd cent.

Filóstrato, el Viejo, active 2nd century-3rd century

Filostrato, Flavio, 2nd/3rd cent.

Filostrato, Flavio, active 2nd century-3rd century

Filostrato, Maggiore, 2nd/3rd cent.

Filostrato, Maggiore, active 2nd century-3rd century

Filostratos, Flawiusz, 2nd/3rd cent.

Filostratos, Flawiusz, active 2nd century-3rd century

Flavio Filostrato, 2nd/3rd cent.

Flavio Filostrato, active 2nd century-3rd century

Flavius Philostratus, 2nd/3rd cent.

Flavius Philostratus, active 2nd century-3rd century

Flawiusz Filostratos, 2nd/3rd cent.

Flawiusz Filostratos, active 2nd century-3rd century

Philostratos, 2nd/3rd cent.

Philostratos, active 2nd century-3rd century

Philostratos, Phlauios, 2nd/3rd cent.

Philostratos, Phlauios, active 2nd century-3rd century

Philostratus, 2nd/3rd cent.

Philostratus, active 2nd century-3rd century

Philostratus, Flavius

Philostratus, Flavius, 2nd/3rd cent.

Philostratus, Flavius, active 2nd century-3rd century

Philostratus II, 2nd/3rd cent.

Philostratus II, active 2nd century-3rd century

Philostratus, the Athenian, 2nd/3rd cent.

Philostratus, the Elder, 2nd/3rd cent.

Philostratus, the Elder, active 2nd century-3rd century

Phlauios Philostratos, 2nd/3rd cent.

Phlauios Philostratos, active 2nd century-3rd century

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