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Headword: *filo/stratos
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:
*filo/stratos, *filostra/tou tou= kai\ *bh/rou, *lhmni/ou sofistou=, kai\ au)to\s deu/teros sofisth/s, sofisteu/sas e)n *)aqh/nais, ei)=ta e)n *(rw/mh|, e)pi\ *seuh/rou tou= basile/ws kai\ e(/ws *fili/ppou. e)/graye mele/tas, *)epistola\s e)rwtika/s, *ei)ko/nas h)/toi e)kfra/seis e)n bibli/ois d#, *)agora/n, *(hrwi+ko/n, *diale/ceis, *ai)=gas h)\ peri\ au)lou=, *)apollwni/ou bi/on tou= *tuane/ws e)n bibli/ois h#, *bi/ous sofistw=n e)n bibli/ois d#, *)epigra/mmata, kai\ a)/lla tina/. plh\n prw=tos o)fei/lei kei=sqai.
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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David Whitehead (supplied headword; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 6 September 2002@10:58:34.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 12 December 2013@03:43:20.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@10:28:39.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 December 2014@01:19:22.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 31 May 2016@04:36:00.


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