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Headword: Philostratos
Adler number: phi,422
Translated headword: Philostratus, Philostratos
Vetting Status: high
The first; of Lemnos; son of Verus; father of the second Philostratus.[1] Also himself a sophist. He was a sophist in Athens, and lived in the time of Nero. He wrote very many panegyric speeches; four Eleusinian Speeches; declamations; Questions in the Orators; Rhetorical Resources; On the Noun (this is in reply to the sophist Antipater); On Tragedy (3 books); Gymnasticus (about what is performed at Olympia); Lithognomicus; Proteus; Dog, or Sophist; Nero; Spectator; 43 tragedies; 14 comedies; and very many other works worth mentioning.
Philostratus of Lemnos wrote The Life Befitting Pythagoras, on the life of Pythagoras.[2]
Greek Original:
Philostratos ho prôtos, Lêmnios, huios Bêrou, patêr de tou deuterou Philostratou, sophistês kai autos, sophisteusas en Athênais, gegonôs epi Nerônos. egrapse logous panêgurikous pleistous kai logous Eleusiniakous d#, meletas, Zêtoumena para tois rhêtorsi, Rhêtorikas aphormas, Peri tou onomatos: esti de pros ton sophistên Antipatron: Peri tragôidias biblia g#, Gumnastikon: esti de peri tôn en Olumpiai epiteloumenôn: Lithognômikon, Prôtea, Kuna ê Sophistên, Nerôna, Theatên, tragôidias mg#, kômôidias id#, kai hetera pleista kai logou axia. hoti eis ton tou Puthagorou bion egrapse Philostratos ho Lêmnios ton Puthagora preponta bion.
RE Philostratos(9); Kassel-Austin, PCG 7.373 (Philostratus II). In phi 421 he appears as 'Philostratus also called (o( kai\) Verus'. The dating to the time of Nero seems to be too early.
[1] See [phi 421] Philostratus.
[2] A marginal addition in one manuscript.
Keywords: athletics; biography; chronology; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; philosophy; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 23 March 1999@16:33:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 6 September 2002@10:52:17.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 12 December 2013@03:47:40.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 26 December 2014@06:52:09.
Catharine Roth (betacode, coding) on 4 January 2015@00:22:50.


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