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Headword: Philostratos
Adler number: phi,421
Translated headword: Philostratus, Philostratos
Vetting Status: high
Son of Philostratus (also called Verus) a sophist from Lemnos.[1] He too was a second sophist. He was a sophist in Athens, then in Rome, under the emperor Severus and until Philip. He wrote declamations; Erotic Letters; Images, i.e. descriptions (4 books); Market-Place; Heroicus; Informal Discourses; Goats, or On the Pipe; a life of Apollonius of Tyana (8 books); Lives of the Sophists (4 books); Epigrams; and certain other works. However, he should be placed first.
Greek Original:
Philostratos, Philostratou tou kai Bêrou, Lêmniou sophistou, kai autos deuteros sophistês, sophisteusas en Athênais, eita en Rhômêi, epi Seuêrou tou basileôs kai heôs Philippou. egrapse meletas, Epistolas erôtikas, Eikonas êtoi ekphraseis en bibliois d#, Agoran, Hêrôïkon, Dialexeis, Aigas ê peri aulou, Apollôniou bion tou Tuaneôs en bibliois ê#, Bious sophistôn en bibliois d#, Epigrammata, kai alla tina. plên prôtos opheilei keisthai.
RE Philostratos(10). The prosopography of the Philostrati is complex; for a discussion of the problems raised by this and the two following entries see Anderson (1986) 291-6, and OCD4 Philostrati.
[1] [phi 422] Philostratus (where he is called Philostratus son of Verus).
G. Anderson, Philostratus: Biography and Belles-Lettres in the Third Century AD (London 1986)
Keywords: biography; chronology; gender and sexuality; geography; meter and music; poetry; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 23 March 1999@16:35:02.
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