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Philostratus the Athenian active 2nd century-3rd century

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Works: 799 works in 1,762 publications in 10 languages and 15,241 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PA4272, B
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Heroikos by Philostratus( )

31 editions published between 1828 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,208 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 )

51 editions published between 1504 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,204 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 )

63 editions published between 1849 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,144 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, the Epistles of Apollonius and the Treatise of Eusebius by Philostratus( Book )

30 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philostratus, Imagines; Callistratus, Descriptions by Philostratus( Book )

12 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in English and held by 760 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
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 )

9 editions published between 1923 and 1967 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Apollonius by Philostratus( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flavii Philostrati Opera by Philostratus( Book )

21 editions published between 1870 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les images by Philostratus( Book )

14 editions published between 1578 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagines by Philostratus( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 157 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
Imagines by Philostratus( Book )

5 editions published between 1931 and 2000 in English and Multiple languages and held by 140 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
La galerie de tableaux by Philostratus( Book )

5 editions published between 1893 and 1995 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In honour of Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus( Book )

4 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1862 and 1995 in French and held by 104 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]
The life of Apollonius of Tyana, the Epistles of Apollonius and the Treaties of Eusebius by Philostratus( Book )

16 editions published between 1912 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philostratos über Gymnastik by Julius Jüthner( Book )

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

Philostratos / Gymnastik
The Letters of Alciphron, Aelian and Philostratus by Alciphron( )

5 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in English and held by 77 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 SophistsThe life of Apollonius of Tyana, the Epistles of Apollonius and the Treatise of EusebiusPhilostratus, Imagines; Callistratus, DescriptionsApollonius of TyanaImaginesImaginesThe 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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