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Philostratus the Athenian active 2nd century-3rd century

Overview
Works: 668 works in 1,643 publications in 9 languages and 14,991 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PA4272, 183.1
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Philostratus, Imagines; Callistratus, Descriptions by Philostratus( Book )

38 editions published between 1931 and 2000 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 and largely in pleasant language. Yet rhetorical skill, though working sincerely on themes in art, dominates over serious art-criticism. The elder Philostratus, impressed by illusion of reality in painting, prefers paintings inspired by literary sources and mythology (and history) and goes beyond what the paintings show. There are illustrations of epic, tragic, and lighter styles in painting, and much special knowledge of interesting things is displayed. The younger Philostratus is like his grandfather but strives less for rhetorical effect and does not bring in unusual knowledge. He has a theory of the painters functions but is impressed not by illusion of reality in general but by representation of persons in particular. Callistratus knew his predecessors work, travelled much, and apparently saw statues which he describes. In each case, avoiding rhetorical devices, he gives a few details and then praises the artist. -- JACKET
Philostratus and Eunapius : the lives of the sophists by Philostratus( Book )

65 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,165 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
The life of Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( Book )

64 editions published between 1504 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Life of Apollonius, the Athenian author Philostratus, a sophist who lived from c.170 to c.247, tells the story of Apollonius of Tyana, a charismatic teacher and miracle worker from the first century CE who belonged to the school of Pythagoras. It is an apologetic work, in which Philostratus tries to show that Philostratus was a man with divine powers, but not a magician. He also pays attention to Apollonius' behavior as a sophist"--Publisher's website
The life of Apollonius of Tyana, the Epistles of Apollonius and the Treatise of Eusebius by Philostratus( Book )

33 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The treatise of Eusebius, the son of Pamphilus, against the Life of Apollonius of Tyana, written by Philostratus, occasioned by the parallel drawn by Hierocles between him and Christ" (Greek and English, vol. II, p. 484-605)
Heroikos by Philostratus( )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On heroes by Philostratus( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his Life of Apollonius Philostratus (second to third century CE) portrays a first-century CE teacher, religious reformer, and perceived rival to Jesus. Apollonius's letters, ancient reports about him, and a letter by Eusebius (fourth century CE) that is now central to the history of Philostratus's work add to the portrait
Life and times of Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( Book )

13 editions published between 1923 and 1967 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flavii Philostrati Heroicus by Philostratus( Book )

25 editions published between 1828 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 245 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
Life of Apollonius by Philostratus( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les images by Philostratus( Book )

20 editions published between 1614 and 1976 in French and English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In honour of Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( Book )

13 editions published in 1912 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1862 and 1995 in French and German and held by 129 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]
La galerie de tableaux by Philostratus( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flavii Philostrati Opera by Philostratus( Book )

in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philostrati maioris Imagines by Philostratus( Book )

7 editions published in 1893 in Greek, Ancient and Greek, Modern and held by 102 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

Heroicus ; Gymnasticus ; Discourses 1 and 2 by Philostratus( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Apollonius of Tyana
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Philostratus and Eunapius : the lives of the sophistsThe life of Apollonius of TyanaThe life of Apollonius of Tyana, the Epistles of Apollonius and the Treatise of EusebiusHeroikosOn heroesApollonius of TyanaPhilostratus
Alternative Names
Filostrat

Filostrat, Flaviĭ, 2nd/3rd cent.

Filostrat, Flaviĭ, 2nd/3rd century

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

Filostrat, Flavij

Filostrato, 2e/3e E. na Chr.

Filóstrato, el Viejo, 2nd/3rd cent.

Filóstrato, el Viejo, 2nd/3rd century

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

Filostrato, Flavio, 2nd/3rd cent.

Filostrato, Flavio, 2nd/3rd century

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

Filostrato, Flavio, séc. II/III

Filostrato, Maggiore, 2nd/3rd cent.

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

Filóstrato o Velho séc. II/III

Filostratos, Flavios

Filostratos, Flawiusz, 2nd/3rd cent.

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

Flavio Filostrato, 2nd/3rd cent.

Flavio Filostrato, 2nd/3rd century

Flavio Filostrato, active 2nd century-3rd century

Flavius Philostratus, 2e/3e s.

Flavius Philostratus, 2nd/3rd cent.

Flavius Philostratus, 2nd/3rd century

Flavius Philostratus, active 2nd century-3rd century

Flawiusz Filostratos, 2nd/3rd cent.

Flawiusz Filostratos, active 2nd century-3rd century

Philostratos, 2e/3e E. na Chr.

Philostratos, 2nd/3rd cent.

Philostratos, 2nd/3rd century

Philostratos, active 2nd century-3rd century

Philostratos, Phlauios, 2e/3e s.

Philostratos, Phlauios, 2nd/3rd cent.

Philostratos, Phlauios, 2nd/3rd century

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

Philostratos, séc. II/III

Philostratoy, Phlaoyioy

Philostratus, 2nd/3rd cent.

Philostratus, 2nd/3rd century

Philostratus, active 2nd century-3rd century

Philostratus, Flavius

Philostratus, Flavius, 2e/3e s.

Philostratus, Flavius, 2nd/3rd cent.

Philostratus, Flavius, 2nd/3rd century

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

Philostratus, Flavius, séc. II/III

Philostratus II, 2nd/3rd cent.

Philostratus II, 2nd/3rd century

Philostratus II, active 2nd century-3rd century

Philostratus, l'ancien, 2e/3e s.

Philostratus, Lucius Flavius

Philostratus, séc. II/III

Philostratus the Athenian 2nd/3rd cent

Philostratus, the Athenian séc. II/III

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

Philostratus, the Elder, 2nd/3rd century

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

Phlauios Philostratos, 2e/3e s.

Phlauios Philostratos, 2nd/3rd cent.

Phlauios Philostratos, 2nd/3rd century

Phlauios Philostratos, active 2nd century-3rd century

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