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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 is the first volume of collected papers to be devoted to the work of Philostratus, the great essayist, biographer and historian of Greek culture in the Roman world, and the most scintillating writer of Greek prose in the third century ad. The contributions cover his remarkable range, from hagiographic fiction to historical dialogue, from pictorial description to love letters, and from prescriptions for  Read more...
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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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