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Philostratus

Author: Ewen Bowie; Jaś Elsner
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book covers the many varied works of Philostratus, the great essayist, biographer and historian of Greek culture in the Roman world.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Philostratus, the Athenian; Philostratus, Atheniensis.; Flavius Philostratus; Philostratus, the Athenian
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ewen Bowie; Jaś Elsner
ISBN: 9780521827201 0521827205
OCLC Number: 149240702
Language Note: Text in English and Greek.
Description: xii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A protean corpus / Jaś Elsner --
Philostratus : the life of a sophist / Ewen Bowie --
Culture and nature in Philostratus / Simon Swain --
Narrator and audience in Philostratus's Lives of the sophists / Thomas Schmitz --
Philostratus and the symbolic roles of the sophist and philosopher / Harry Sidebottom --
The deaths of the sophists : philostratean biography and elite funerary customs --
Joseph Rife --
Virtual visions : phantasia and the perception of the divine in the life of Apollonius of Tyana / Verity Platt --
The ancestor of my wisdom : Pythagoras and pythagoreanism in the life of Apollonius / Jaap-Jan Flinterman --
The Odyssey of Apollonius : an intertextual paradigm / Gert-Jan van Dijk --
Performing heroics : language, landscape and identity in Philostratus's Heroikos / Tim Whitmarsh --
Black sails to Achilles : the Thessalian pilgrimage in Philostratus' Heroicus / Ian Rutherford --
Training athletes and interpreting the past in Philostratus's Gymnasticus / Jason König --
Constructing identity in the love letters of Philostratus / Simon Goldhill --
Colour in the Imagines of Philostratus / Sandrine Dubel --
Absorption and erudition in Philostratus' Imagines / Zahra Newby --
Philostratus and the Narcissus of Caravaggio / Stephen Bann.
Series Title: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Responsibility: edited by Ewen Bowie and Jaś Elsner.

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'... [has] sections dedicated to each of Philostratus' writings. These are preceded by three introductory pieces, starting with Jas Elsner's 'A Protean Corpus'. Elsner ... takes a close look at how Read more...

 
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